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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The poetry we read here does not sentimentalize and does not dramatize the losses - present and potential - that are its basic subject.
In their forthright depiction of his queer life, these diaries neither sentimentalize Isherwood's significance to literature nor ignore his impact on gay culture.
We sentimentalize the Victorian era which was prosperous for a small strata of society, but not for most people.
Zorrilla's play is said to sentimentalize the legend by furnishing a pious heroine and a serious love interest and by procuring Don Juan's repentance and salvation.
Given the continuing troubles in Northern Ireland (and the American tendency to sentimentalize them), it is to be hoped that this anthology will not fuel old flames but will, rather, show how the playwrights represented in it sought out the 'real', the best protection against excessive idealism.
I was really trying above all things to find the truth of how Conor felt; to not lie about it, not sugarcoat it, not sentimentalize it to really feel how it hurts, because it surely does.
Some of the photos, especially of the kills, are very graphic, and while Mills obviously loves his subject, he does not sentimentalize it.
Director Vanessa Fielding here displays an apparent ignorance of Brecht's theories of epic theater and makes every effort to sentimentalize the subject matter and the characters, thus making the play feel overlong, anti-dramatic and dull.
His stories use the traditional rhythms and language of the pious Jewish past but he does not sentimentalize.
Even with a story this raw, there are opportunities to soften and sentimentalize, especially with the Soren character -- a real victim if there ever was one.
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.
In spite of the author's tendency to sentimentalize and instruct, the book is written with a simple, cheerful gusto and reality that appealed to young readers.
This generally accomplished, low-key take on child abuse inside the family refuses to sensationalize or sentimentalize its subject, making for uncomfortable viewing.
What saves the film is the refusal of writer-director Kim Ki-deok, here on his third feature, to glamorize or sentimentalize events.