sentimentalism love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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sentimental +‎ -ism

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