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sentimentaladjective

uk   /ˌsen.tɪˈmen.təl/  us   /ˌsen.t̬əˈmen.t̬əl/
C2 A sentimental ​person is ​stronglyinfluenced by ​emotionalfeelings, ​especially about ​happymemories of past ​events or ​relationships with other ​people, ​rather than by ​carefulthought and ​judgmentbased on ​facts: Why be sentimental about that ​oldcoat? There's no ​point in ​keeping it just because you were ​wearing it when you first ​met me. It's a ​cheapring but it has ​great sentimental value for me.
disapproving too ​stronglyinfluenced by ​emotionalfeelings: silly sentimental ​songs/​stories
sentimentally
adverb uk   /ˌsen.tɪˈmen.təl.i/  us   /ˌsen.t̬əˈmen.t̬əl.i/
(Definition of sentimental from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sentimentaladjective

 us   /ˌsen·təˈmen·təl/
related to ​feelingsrather than ​reason: When you ​ask which ​team will ​win, my sentimental ​favorite would have to be Philadelphia.
Sentimental also ​meansexpressing or causing ​gentleemotions: He gets sentimental and ​startscrying when we ​talk about his ​mother.
sentimentally
adverb  us   /ˌsent·əˈment·əl·i/
Children get sentimentally ​attached to ​theirpets.
(Definition of sentimental from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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