Definition of sentimentalist in US English:



  • See sentimentalism

    • ‘Because they pretend, I think, to be macho guys, but you see what sentimentalists they really are.’
    • ‘That sadness, I am learning, is the province of the sentimentalist.’
    • ‘Remember, this is the man that described himself as a sentimentalist, not a romantic.’
    • ‘Ira is portrayed as a sentimentalist who is viscerally and passionately indignant about the inherent inequalities and injustices of America.’
    • ‘But it would be quite wrong to conclude from her subject matter that she was a soft-centered, weak sentimentalist.’