sentimentalism love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A predilection for the sentimental.
  • n. An idea or expression marked by excessive sentiment.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A liking for sentimental things
  • n. An overly sentimental thing or condition; bathos or sentimentality
  • n. A view according to which morality is somehow grounded in moral sentiments or emotions.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality of being sentimental; the character or behavior of a sentimentalist; sentimentality.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Tendency to be swayed by sentiment; affected sensibility or sentiment; mawkish susceptibility; specifically, the philosophy of Rousseau and others, which gave great weight to the impulses of a susceptible heart.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the excessive expression of tender feelings, nostalgia, or sadness in any form
  • n. a predilection for sentimentality

Etymologies

sentimental +‎ -ism (Wiktionary)

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