Synonyms of sentimentality
romanticismDictionary • In this book there is no sentimentality.
tenderness • She smiled, politely, rather than with tenderness.
slush (informal) • sentimental slush
mush (informal) • The lyrics are mush and the melodies banal.
bathos • There was an element of bathos about the much-acclaimed speech.
play on the emotions
sob stuff (informal)
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bathosIn literary criticism, bathos is a sudden change in speech or writing from a serious or important subject to a ridiculous or very ordinary one.
• There was an element of bathos about the much-acclaimed speech.
• The lyrics are mush and the melodies banal.
slush (informal)Slush is snow that has begun to melt and is therefore very wet and dirty.
• sentimental slush
Thesaurus for sentimentality from the Collins English Thesaurus
the state, quality, or an instance of being sentimental