Definition of sentimentality:
emotionalness, treacly, unkemptness, creaminess, melodramatics, bathos, gushiness, theatrical, triteness, histrionics, sentimental, maudlinism, maudlinness, hysterics, schmaltzy, pulpiness, maudlin, mawkish, mawkishness, feelings, carelessness, emotion, drippiness, melodrama, theatricals, schmaltziness, soupiness, muddiness, sentimentalism, mush, wateriness, sentiment, slovenliness.
- love (part of speech: noun)
- sensitivity (part of speech: noun)
I have thought that the qualities which attract young people to each other are the very ones which result in misery: and that love should commence in sincere and frank friendship; not charity or sentimentality.- "The Mystery of the Locks", Edgar Watson Howe.
- "A Damaged Reputation", Harold Bindloss.
The sentimentality of the present day is not the sentimentality of 1850 to 1870. The higher education of women, the growth of suffrage, the prevailing wide discussion of scientific matters have not taken sentimentality from us, but have changed its look.- "Dramatic Technique", George Pierce Baker.