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sentimentaladjective

 us   /ˌsen·təˈmen·təl/
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  us   /ˌsent·əˈment·əl·i/
Children get sentimentally attached to their pets.
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sentimentaladjective

uk   /ˌsen.tɪˈmen.təl/  us   /ˌsen.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   /ˌsen.tɪˈmen.təl.i/  us   /ˌsen.t̬əˈmen.t̬əl.i/
(Definition of sentimental from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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