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sentimental

adjective  /ˌsen·təˈmen·təl/ us  
related to feelings rather than reason: When you ask which team will win, my sentimental favorite would have to be Philadelphia. Sentimental also means expressing or causing gentle emotions: He gets sentimental and starts crying when we talk about his mother.
sentimentally
adverb  /ˌsent·əˈment·əl·i/ us  
Children get sentimentally attached to their pets.
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