Sentimental vs Saccharine - What's the difference?

sentimental | saccharine |


As adjectives the difference between sentimental and saccharine

is that sentimental is characterized by sentiment, sentimentality or excess emotion while saccharine is of or relating to sugar.

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.

    Anagrams

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    saccharine

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (saccharum) + (-ine).

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Of or relating to sugar.
  • (pejorative) Excessively sweet in action or disposition; syrupy.
  • Sentimental or romantic to the point of ridiculousness.
  • Synonyms
    * (excessively sweet) precious, syrupy, twee

    Etymology 2

    From

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Of or relating to saccharin.
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