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sentimental

adjective     /ˌsen.tɪˈmen.təl/ US  /-t̬əˈmen.t̬əl/
C2 describes someone who 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.Feelings - general words disapproving too strongly influenced by emotional feelings : silly sentimental songs / stories Sentimental and over-emotional sentimentally     /-i/ adverb Feelings - general words
(Definition of sentimental adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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