Wednesday Word of the Day – Sentimentalness

sen·ti·men·tal·ness – sen-tuh-men-tl-ness  noun

1:  the state or condition of being sentimental (marked by feeling or emotional idealism) specifically not to excess, but to precisely the right amount to make a woman (or man…do they?) swoon.

2:  the state or condition of being “mental” because one has been marked by too many incongruous feelings or an exaggerated case of emotional idealism or feeling. (This one I also prefer to pronounce sen-tee-men-tl-ness)

Examples:

Her lover’s sentimentalness was evident not only in the exquisite letters he composed to her, but also in the happy glow on her face. (1)

A crazy work week, a blown out tire, PMS, and an ornery child contributed to my sentimentalness. (2)

*This one is not an original of mine, but one a good friend made up while we were swapping life stories.  It has since morphed into a word we both might use, with the two meanings above.  

Happy (Nearly Done) Wednesday!

By Joy

I'm 42, a remarried mom of an 8 year old girl and a toddler son, a teacher, and a writer. People tell me I tend to be brutally honest and ...tell it like it is, so I had hoped to use this outlet to keep me sane while I got used to my new life as a stay-at-home Mom back when I was home with my daughter....it worked. And it's been therapeutic through the end of a marriage and the emergence of me...

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