Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun sentimentalism

2 senses of sentimentalism

Sense 1
sentimentalism -- (the excessive expression of tender feelings, nostalgia, or sadness in any form)
       => formulation, expression -- (the style of expressing yourself; "he suggested a better formulation"; "his manner of expression showed how much he cared")

Sense 2
sentimentalism -- (a predilection for sentimentality)
       => mawkishness, sentimentality, drippiness, mushiness, soupiness, sloppiness -- (falsely emotional in a maudlin way)

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