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Excessively emotional or nostalgic, especially in a superficial or self-indulgent way.‘being a kids' film, it is over-sentimental in parts’‘an over-sentimental rewriting of history’
- ‘The inevitable over-sentimental conclusion even led to several members of the audience walking out before the credits rolled.’
- ‘True, many were arch, whilst others were coy and over-sentimental.’
- ‘The unhappy result was that one was left uncertain as to whether Bell was over-sentimental, or the orchestra was not sentimental enough.’
- ‘Rudge's was a gentle wit, never over-sentimental, and he had the rare ability to appeal to children.’
- ‘It's a soft and over-sentimental song about isolation and loneliness.’
- ‘Other times, the lyrics border on trite, over-sentimental garbage, merely word sounds that make his voice seem to be just another instrument.’
- ‘His works may appear over-sentimental, and unsurprisingly he has aroused controversy in the art world.’
- ‘Bits that I thought were cringe-inducingly over-sentimental at the cinema, I now felt touch me.’
- ‘By rights, I shouldn't like this over-sentimental, middle-of-the-road tosh.’
- ‘She blows her nose as the credits roll, glad that no-one was there to witness her little over-sentimental weep.’
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