sentimentalism

Definitions of sentimentalism
  1. noun
    a predilection for sentimentality
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    type of:
    drippiness, mawkishness, mushiness, sentimentality, sloppiness, soupiness
    falsely emotional in a maudlin way
  2. noun
    the excessive expression of tender feelings, nostalgia, or sadness in any form
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    types:
    glop, mush, slop, treacle
    writing or music that is excessively sweet and sentimental
    type of:
    expression, formulation
    the style of expressing yourself
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