As adjectives the difference between reflective and sentimental
is that reflective
is something which reflects, or redirects back to the source while sentimental
is characterized by sentiment, sentimentality or excess emotion.
Something which reflects, or redirects back to the source.
Thinking back on the past.
- Mirrors are reflective .
(computing, programming) Involving reflection.
- He always becomes reflective in preparation for the new year.
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.