Adjective "Sentimental" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Of or prompted by feelings of tenderness, sadness, or nostalgia.
  1. 'He claims sentimental reasons for the purchases.'
  2. 'Other employers keep poorly performing employees for purely sentimental reasons, like they knew their relatives.'
  3. 'I have never entertained a sentimental attachment to the poverty or hardships my ancestors endured.'
  4. 'Although her father had passed away a number of years ago she explained that her mother had kept his car for sentimental reasons.'
  5. 'Voters were told to consider among other items melody, lyrics, some historical reason, and even sentimental motives.'
  6. 'Her parents, thinking the gloves were for sentimental reasons, hadn't said a word.'
  7. 'Venezuela was chosen as his final destination for sentimental reasons - it's his mother's birthplace and where he grew up.'
  8. 'Probably not the best solution if you have a sentimental attachment to the dress.'
  9. 'He had no sentimental attachment to the planet or the two girls whatsoever.'
  10. 'In fact, he bore neither a religious nor a sentimental attachment to Zionism.'
  11. 'a sentimental ballad'
  12. 'Deep down, he is one of the most sentimental people I know, but it is not in his nature to show it externally.'
  13. 'I'm usually not very sentimental about old things that I don't use anymore.'
  14. 'Some are too sentimental for my taste, and some are descriptions, not stories.'
  15. 'Or maybe it's just because I'm often at my most sentimental at breakfast time.'
  16. 'I am betraying little if I say that the piece concludes with two happy couples and much sentimental claptrap.'
  17. 'Managers often become sentimental about products, hoping that sales will pick up when the market improves.'
  18. 'He likes France, but he goes too far in getting sentimental about it.'
  19. 'There is nothing crass or sentimental about these tales.'
  20. 'Sometimes Derek needed to be a bit more sentimental.'
  21. 'Peter was not a sentimental person - in public he wasn't - but he had an honesty in his songwriting that just touches you.'


1. expressive of or appealing to sentiment, especially the tender emotions and feelings, as love, pity, or nostalgia: a sentimental song.

2. pertaining to or dependent on sentiment: We kept the old photograph for purely sentimental reasons.

3. weakly emotional; mawkishly susceptible or tender: the sentimental Victorians.

4. characterized by or showing sentiment or refined feeling.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be sentimental at times."

"stops can be sentimental for people."

"places can be sentimental for people."

"people can be sentimental about traits."

"people can be sentimental about sheeps."

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