- sentimental ► ADJECTIVE 1) deriving from or prone to feelings of tenderness, sadness, or nostalgia. 2) having or arousing such feelings in an exaggerated and self-indulgent way.● sentimental value — Cf. ↑sentimental valueDERIVATIVES sentimentalism noun sentimentalist noun sentimentality noun sentimentalize (also sentimentalise) verb sentimentally adverb.
English terms dictionary. 2015.