unsentimental


unsentimental

adjective

  1. expressive of or appealing to sentiment, especially the tender emotions and feelings, as love, pity, or nostalgia: a sentimental song.
  2. pertaining to or dependent on sentiment: We kept the old photograph for purely sentimental reasons.
  3. weakly emotional; mawkishly susceptible or tender: the sentimental Victorians.
  4. characterized by or showing sentiment or refined feeling.

adjective

  1. not tending to indulge the emotions excessivelya frank and unsentimental account

adjective

  1. tending to indulge the emotions excessively
  2. making a direct appeal to the emotions, esp to romantic feelings
  3. relating to or characterized by sentiment

adj.1752, from un- (1) “not” + sentimental. Related: Unsentimentally. adj.1749, “pertaining to or characterized by sentiment,” from sentiment + -al (1). At first without pejorative connotations; meaning “having too much sentiment, apt to be swayed by prejudice” had emerged by 1793 (implied in sentimentalist). Related: Sentimentally.

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