Meaning of “sentimentalism” in the English Dictionary

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sentimentalismnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌsen.tɪˈmen.təl.ɪ.zəm/ us /ˌsen.t̬əˈmen.t̬əl.ɪ.zəm/ also sentimentality formal disapproving
noun [ C ] uk /ˌsen.tɪˈmen.təl.ɪst/ us /ˌsen.t̬əˈmen.t̬əl.ɪst/
verb [ T ] disapproving UK usually sentimentalise uk /ˌsen.tɪˈmen.təl.aɪz/ us /ˌsen.t̬əˈmen.t̬ə.laɪz/

Her book sentimentalizes parenthood and completely ignores the disadvantages of it.

(Definition of “sentimentalism” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)