from The Century Dictionary.
- See sentimentalize, sentimentalizer.
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- verb Alternative spelling of
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb make (someone or something) sentimental or imbue with sentimental qualities
- verb act in a sentimental way or indulge in sentimental thoughts or expression
- verb look at with sentimentality or turn into an object of sentiment
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In another story of a woman's hidden life – and women's interior lives are one of Tóibín's great strengths – a rigorous, formidable film-designer returns reluctantly, in old age, from California to Ireland, to dress a film, and by chance comes back into contact with the widow of the once great love of her life, whom she has always refused to regret or sentimentalise.
The Edinburgh literati worked to sentimentalise Burns during his life and after his death, dismissing his education by calling him a “heaven-taught ploughman.”
He was, in this way, one of the first authors not to romanticise or sentimentalise poverty and the brutal, relentless toil of the working classes.
It's a timely reminder not to sentimentalise the artistic integrity of the very young.
My view is that Winterbottom has consciously taken to extremes a situation that other types of drama would evasively sentimentalise.
Let's not sentimentalise medieval Christianity; it had a very long history of persecuting heretics such as the Cathars, not to mention Jews.
This was a big moment in South African history, world politics and sport, and I wondered if Eastwood would over sentimentalise it or give the story the weight and insight it deserves.
Any fears I entered with thinking that the film might over sentimentalise or push the film with an overly patriotic message were gone early on.
A fool brought it to this island in a pot, and used to lecture and sentimentalise over the tender thing.
Alone among the poets of his generation, he was unwilling to sentimentalise about the beauty of kindness to animals, and at the same time 'to slay the lamb that looks him in the face,' or, what is no less immoral, to devolve that unpleasant process on another person.