sentimentalist love

Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who is sentimental.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who has, or affects, sentiment or fine feeling.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who is guided by mere sentiment; a sentimental person; in a better sense, one who regards sentiment as more important than reason, or permits it to predominate over reason.

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

  • n. someone who indulges in excessive sentimentality

Etymologies

sentimental +‎ -ist (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Ordinary men will always be sentimentalists: for a sentimentalist is simply a man who has feelings and does not trouble to invent a new way of expressing them.

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  • Page 279 he can hardly be called a sentimentalist, as Greeley was, and there is nothing but sentiment - gush and gammon - in the proposed League of Nations.

    "Marse Henry" : an autobiography,

  • LOOKING at Mr. Thackeray’s writings as a whole, he would be more truthfully described as a sentimentalist than as a cynic.

    Criticisms and Interpretations. II. By Doctor John Brown

  • At the risk of being called a sentimentalist, I may say that I do not think I could kill famous people by any method that was not both quick and painless.

    Marge Askinforit

  • 'An honest rough heartiness Mr. Lewes will give you; yet in case you have the misfortune to remark that the heartiness might be quite as honest if it were less rough, would you not run the risk of being termed a sentimentalist or a dreamer?

    Charlotte Brontë and Her Circle

  • But he can hardly be called a sentimentalist, as Greeley was, and there is nothing but sentiment -- gush and gammon -- in the proposed

    Marse Henry, Complete An Autobiography

  • The exquisite and the sentimentalist were the fashion, to be speedily followed, according to the law of reaction, by the boor and the satirist.

    James Fenimore Cooper American Men of Letters

  • For Burke was himself also, in the subtler sense of the word, a sentimentalist, that is, a man who took what would now be called an aesthetic view of morals and politics.

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  • The sentimentalist is the spiritual hypochondriac, with whom fancies become facts, while facts are a discomfort because they will not be evaporated into fancy.

    Among My Books First Series

  • He'd previously argued that the "bad" businesses would wither away without pulling down the rest of the company; now he worries that Murdoch, who isn't known as a sentimentalist but is known for his love of newspapers, will prop up his money-losers for too long:

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  • -- The sentimentalist is he who would enjoy without incurring the immense debtorship for a thing done.
    Joyce, Ulysses, 9

    January 5, 2007