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Noun: sentimentalism  ,sen-ti'men-tu,li-zum
  1. The excessive expression of tender feelings, nostalgia, or sadness in any form
  2. A predilection for sentimentality

Derived forms: sentimentalisms

Type of: drippiness, expression, formulation, mawkishness, mushiness, sentimentality, sloppiness, soupiness

Encyclopedia: Sentimentalism