sentimental

Call a person sentimental if he or she is led more by emotions than by reason. If you have a sentimental attachment to a favorite stuffed animal, you'll probably even bring it to college with you.

Sentimental describes a person who relies on emotions more than reason, or a novel or film that is overly emotional. Derived from the Latin verb, sentire "to feel," sentimental always implies that the emotions are involved a little too much. If you do something for sentimental reasons, you are only doing it because of an emotional attachment.

Definitions of sentimental
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adj given to or marked by sentiment or sentimentality

Synonyms:
tender
given to sympathy or gentleness or sentimentality

adj effusively or insincerely emotional

sentimental soap operas”
Synonyms:
bathetic, drippy, hokey, kitschy, maudlin, mawkish, mushy, schmaltzy, schmalzy, slushy, soppy, soupy
emotional
of more than usual emotion

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