sentimental value


sentimental value
sentimental value value of an object deriving from personal or emotional associations rather than material worth.
Main Entry: sentimental

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  • sentimental value — noun The value that a person ascribes to an object because of its personal associations, regardless of its monetary worth • • • Main Entry: ↑sentiment * * * the value of something to someone because of personal or emotional associations rather… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sentimental value — The value of an article upon considerations other than the true value or market value. 22 Am J2d Damg §§ 136, 150 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • sentimental value — /sɛntəˈmɛntl vælju / (say sentuh mentl valyooh) noun the value which something often of little or no monetary value has because of its ability to arouse sentiments …   Australian English dictionary

  • sentimental value — noun The personal value of an object, derived from the personal memories associated with it …   Wiktionary

  • sentimental value — noun the value of an object deriving from its personal or emotional associations rather than its material worth …   English new terms dictionary

  • has a sentimental value — precious for sentimental reasons …   English contemporary dictionary

  • 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 value DERIVATIVES sentimentalism noun …   English terms dictionary

  • sentimental — adjective 1 someone who is sentimental is too easily affected by emotions such as love, sympathy, sadness etc: There s nothing wrong with being a little sentimental! 2 based on or connected with your feelings rather than on practical reasons: for …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • value — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 amount of money that sth is worth ADJECTIVE ▪ high, low ▪ the high value of the pound ▪ full, total ▪ real …   Collocations dictionary

  • value — val|ue1 [ vælju ] noun *** ▸ 1 amount something is worth ▸ 2 importance/usefulness ▸ 3 interesting quality ▸ 4 principles/beliefs ▸ 5 in mathematics ▸ 6 length of musical note 1. ) count or uncount the amount that something is worth, measured… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English