Sentimental vs Affectionate - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between sentimental and affectionate
is that sentimental
is characterized by sentiment, sentimentality or excess emotion while affectionate
is (of a person) having affection or warm regard; loving; fond.
As a verb affectionate is
(rare) to show affection to; to have affection for.
characterized by sentiment, sentimentality or excess emotion
derived from emotion rather than reason; of or caused by sentiment
* 1885 : ,
*: Are you in sentimental mood?
*: I'll sigh with you.
* 1944 : ,
*: Gonna take a Sentimental Journey,
*: Gonna set my heart at ease.
*: Gonna make a Sentimental Journey,
*: to renew old memories.
Partly from (etyl) affectionatus, partly from affection + .
(of a person) Having affection or warm regard; loving; fond.
Characterised by or proceeding from affection; indicating love; tender.
- She eulogised her always warm and affectionate brother.
* 1900 , , The House Behind the Cedars , Chapter I,
- the affectionate''' care of a parent; an '''affectionate''' countenance; an '''affectionate''' message; ' affectionate language
- Warwick left the undertaker's shop and retraced his steps until he had passed the lawyer's office, toward which he threw an affectionate glance.
* tender; lovesome; attached; loving; devoted; warm; fond; earnest; ardent.
* See also
Either from the adjective, or from affection + (modelled on Middle French affectionner).
(rare) To show affection to; to have affection for.
(obsolete, reflexive) To emotionally attach (oneself) to.
*, Folio Society, 2006, p.21:
* 1721 , John Rushworth, Historical Collections Of Private Passages of State, etc.: 1618—1629 , Volume 1,
- Plutarch saith fitly of those who affectionate themselves to Monkies and little Dogges, that.
* 1838 February 1, (Charles Dickens), To Catherine Dickens'', 2012, Jenny Hartley (editor), ''The Selected Letters of Charles Dickens ,
- And fir?t, his Maje?ty would have you to under?tand, That there was never any King more loving to his People, or better affectionated to the right u?e of Parliaments, than his Maje?ty hath approved him?elf to be,.
- Ever my dear Kate your affectionated husband
- CHARLES DICKENS