sentimentalize


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Synonyms for sentimentalize

to regard or imbue with affected or exaggerated emotion

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Synonyms for sentimentalize

look at with sentimentality or turn into an object of sentiment

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make (someone or something) sentimental or imbue with sentimental qualities

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act in a sentimental way or indulge in sentimental thoughts or expression

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Quindlen handles this with great control, refusing to sentimentalize or sensationalize any of it, even at the expense of occasional tedium.
Some of the photos, especially of the kills, are very graphic, and while Mills obviously loves his subject, he does not sentimentalize it.
However, Grace does not sentimentalize or idealize her own people; her characters run the normal human gamut between good and evil.
Dillard uses the blackest turns of phrase to smash through our stubborn tendency to sentimentalize death and domesticate God.
Although Erikson's persuasive argument is derived primarily from an analysis of Mark Donskoi's famous film of 1938, his thesis is more faithful to the original text than is suspected by critics who prefer to sentimentalize Gorky's devotion to his nurturing, folksy grandmother.
It's time you ask yourselves why you sentimentalize a culture that embraces child sacrifice, even of its own children, as an exalted virtue; and why you are silent in the midst of many voices calling more stridently than in Hitler's Germany for the extermination of the Jewish people.
His stories use the traditional rhythms and language of the pious Jewish past but he does not sentimentalize.
Conran's insistence on scrupulous formal construction reins in an occasional impulse to sentimentalize, to make elements of nature at times seem almost cute.
It seems to me that one of the things that the Catholics I wrote about do is romanticize and sentimentalize the 1950s in many respects.
Because congressmen are light years away from the Main Street they sentimentalize.
Some poems are marred by Norris's tendency to sentimentalize experience, as in the conclusion to the love poem "In the City": "You give yourself to me / I give myself to you.
The poetry we read here does not sentimentalize and does not dramatize the losses - present and potential - that are its basic subject.
Concerned that Disney's high-tech entertainment park would lure tourists away from visiting a region rich in historic sites and monuments, Civil War historians such as Shelby Foote and Edwin Bearss warned of Disney's (or indeed any theme park's) tendency to sanitize and sentimentalize history.
And yet a spirituality so sweetened and tamed by such undemanding cherubs threatens to sentimentalize Christianity and reduces the gospel's stark call for reformation of our lives to a cheap or irrelevant grace incapable of transforming us or our world.
And though it tends to soften and sentimentalize, as $10 million musicals inevitably must, the show's overlapping sagas of three turn-of-the-century families emerge not in a nostalgic haze, but through a vital, contemporary sensibility.