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sentimental

adjective uk   /ˌsen.tɪˈmen.təl/ us    /-t̬əˈmen.t̬əl/
C2 A sentimental person is strongly influenced by emotional feelings, especially about happy memories of past events or relationships with other people, rather than by careful thought and judgment based on facts: Why be sentimental about that old coat? There's no point in keeping it just because you were wearing it when you first met me. It's a cheap ring but it has great sentimental value for me. disapproving too strongly influenced by emotional feelings: silly sentimental songs/stories
sentimentally
adverb uk   /-i/ us  
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