Needy vs Sentimental - What's the difference?

needy | sentimental |


As adjectives the difference between needy and sentimental

is that needy is in need, poor while sentimental is characterized by sentiment, sentimentality or excess emotion.

needy

English

Adjective

(er)
  • In need, poor.
  • Needy people want to give too, but have few material goods to offer.
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  • Desiring constant affirmation, lacking in self confidence
  • "It's emotionally exhausting to be around her because she's so needy ."

    Antonyms

    * ("desiring constant affirmation): confident

    Synonyms

    * ("in need"): See also

    Derived terms

    * neediness

    sentimental

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • characterized by sentiment, sentimentality or excess emotion
  • derived from emotion rather than reason; of or caused by sentiment
  • romantic
  • Derived terms

    * sentimentalism * sentimentality * sentimentally

    Quotations

    * 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.

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