hokey vs sentimental what difference

what is difference between hokey and sentimental

English

Alternative forms

  • hokie, hoaky, hoky

Etymology

From the verb hoke (to give an artificial feel to), from hokum.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈhəʊki/
  • (US) IPA: /ˈhoʊki/
    Rhymes: -əʊki

Adjective

hokey (comparative hokier, superlative hokiest)

  1. (US, colloquial) phony, as if a hoax; noticeably contrived; of obviously flimsy credibility or quality
  2. (US, colloquial) corny; overly or unbelievably sentimental
    Synonyms: cheesy, kitschy

Related terms

  • hokiness
  • hoke
  • hokum

Translations

See also

  • Hokey Cokey
  • hokeypokey
  • hokey-tokey

Further reading

  • “hokey”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.


English

Etymology

sentiment +‎ -al

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˌsɛntiˈmɛntl̩/
  • Hyphenation: sen‧ti‧men‧tal

Adjective

sentimental (comparative more sentimental, superlative most sentimental)

  1. Characterized by sentiment, sentimentality or excess emotion.
    • 2007, Steven Wilson, “Normal”, Porcupine Tree, Nil Recurring.
  2. Derived from emotion rather than reason; of or caused by sentiment.
  3. Romantic.

Quotations

  • 1885: Gilbert & Sullivan, The Mikado,
    Are you in sentimental mood?
    I’ll sigh with you.
  • 1944: Doris Day, Sentimental Journey,
    Gonna take a Sentimental Journey,
    Gonna set my heart at ease.
    Gonna make a Sentimental Journey,
    to renew old memories.

Antonyms

  • unsentimental

Derived terms

  • sentimentalism
  • sentimentality
  • sentimentally

Translations

Anagrams

  • entailments

Catalan

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central) IPA(key): /sən.ti.mənˈtal/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /sen.ti.menˈtal/

Adjective

sentimental (masculine and feminine plural sentimentals)

  1. sentimental

Derived terms

  • sentimentalisme
  • sentimentalitat
  • sentimentalment

Related terms

  • sentiment

Further reading

  • “sentimental” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sɑ̃.ti.mɑ̃.tal/
  • Homophones: sentimentale, sentimentales

Adjective

sentimental (feminine singular sentimentale, masculine plural sentimentaux, feminine plural sentimentales)

  1. sentimental

Further reading

  • “sentimental” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Galician

Adjective

sentimental m or f (plural sentimentais)

  1. sentimental

Derived terms

  • sentimentalidade
  • sentimentalismo
  • sentimentalmente

Related terms

  • sentimento

Further reading

  • “sentimental” in Dicionario da Real Academia Galega, Royal Galician Academy.

German

Etymology

Borrowed from French.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˌzɛntimɛnˈtaːl/

Adjective

sentimental (comparative sentimentaler, superlative am sentimentalsten)

  1. sentimental

Declension

Further reading

  • “sentimental” in Duden online

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From English sentimental, ultimately from Latin sentimentum.

Adjective

sentimental (neuter singular sentimentalt, definite singular and plural sentimentale)

  1. sentimental

Antonyms

  • usentimental

References

  • “sentimental” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From English sentimental, ultimately from Latin sentimentum.

Adjective

sentimental (neuter singular sentimentalt, definite singular and plural sentimentale)

  1. sentimental

Antonyms

  • usentimental

References

  • “sentimental” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Portuguese

Etymology

Borrowed from French sentimental.

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: sen‧ti‧men‧tal
  • Rhymes: -al, -aw

Adjective

sentimental m or f (plural sentimentais, comparable)

  1. sentimental

Romanian

Etymology

From French sentimental

Adjective

sentimental m or n (feminine singular sentimentală, masculine plural sentimentali, feminine and neuter plural sentimentale)

  1. sentimental

Declension

Related terms

  • sentimentalism
  • sentimentalitate

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sentimenˈtal/, [sẽn̪.t̪i.mẽn̪ˈt̪al]

Adjective

sentimental (plural sentimentales)

  1. sentimental

Derived terms

  • sentimentalidad
  • sentimentalismo
  • sentimentalmente
  • valor sentimental

Related terms

  • sentimiento

Further reading

  • “sentimental” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

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