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 for sentimental
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sentimental \Sen`ti*men"tal\, a. [Cf. F. sentimental.]
     1. Having, expressing, or containing a sentiment or
        sentiments; abounding with moral reflections; containing a
        moral reflection; didactic. [Obsoles.]
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              Nay, ev'n each moral sentimental stroke,
              Where not the character, but poet, spoke,
              He lopped, as foreign to his chaste design,
              Nor spared a useless, though a golden line.
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     2. Inclined to sentiment; having an excess of sentiment or
        sensibility; indulging the sensibilities for their own
        sake; artificially or affectedly tender; -- often in a
        reproachful sense.
        [1913 Webster]
              A sentimental mind is rather prone to overwrought
              feeling and exaggerated tenderness.   --Whately.
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     3. Addressed or pleasing to the emotions only, usually to the
        weaker and the unregulated emotions.
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     Syn: Romantic.
     Usage: Sentimental, Romantic. Sentimental usually
            describes an error or excess of the sensibilities;
            romantic, a vice of the imagination. The votary of the
            former gives indulgence to his sensibilities for the
            mere luxury of their excitement; the votary of the
            latter allows his imagination to rove for the pleasure
            of creating scenes of ideal enjoiment. "Perhaps there
            is no less danger in works called sentimental. They
            attack the heart more successfully, because more
            cautiously." --V. Knox. "I can not but look on an
            indifferency of mind, as to the good or evil things of
            this life, as a mere romantic fancy of such who would
            be thought to be much wiser than they ever were, or
            could be." --Bp. Stillingfleet.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: given to or marked by sentiment or sentimentality
      2: effusively or insincerely emotional; "a bathetic novel";
         "maudlin expressions of sympathy"; "mushy effusiveness"; "a
         schmaltzy song"; "sentimental soap operas"; "slushy poetry"
         [syn: bathetic, drippy, hokey, maudlin, mawkish,
         kitschy, mushy, schmaltzy, schmalzy, sentimental,
         soppy, soupy, slushy]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  119 Moby Thesaurus words for "sentimental":
     adoring, affectionate, apish, asinine, bathetic, batty, beery,
     befooled, beguiled, besotted, brainless, buffoonish, cloying,
     cockeyed, compassionate, conjugal, corny, crazy, credulous, daffy,
     daft, dazed, demonstrative, devoted, dizzy, doting, dreamy, drippy,
     dumb, emotional, faithful, fatuitous, fatuous, filial, flaky, fond,
     fool, foolheaded, foolish, fuddled, futile, gaga, gooey, goofy,
     gulled, gushing, gushy, husbandly, icky, idiotic, imbecile, inane,
     inept, infatuated, insane, insipid, jejune, kooky, languishing,
     loony, lovelorn, lovesick, lovesome, loving, mad, maternal,
     maudlin, mawkish, melting, moist, moonstruck, moronic, mushy,
     namby-pamby, nauseating, nostalgic, nostomanic, nutty,
     oversentimental, oversentimentalized, parental, passionate,
     paternal, romantic, saccharine, sappy, schmaltzy, schoolgirlish,
     screwy, senseless, sentimentalized, sickening, silly, simpering,
     sloppy, slushy, soft, soppy, soupy, sticky, stupid, sweet,
     sympathetic, syrupy, tacky, tear-jerking, tearful, teary, tender,
     thoughtless, uxorious, vapid, wacky, warm-hearted, weepy, wet,
     wifely, witless, yucky

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