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What is the difference between the terms 'sentimental' and 'emotional'?

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As asked, you are best served by just looking them up in a dictionary. If you are more specific, you will get better answers. – tenfour Apr 9 '11 at 11:33
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Use sentimental to indicate mood, as in someone who reflects on his/her feelings.

Use emotional to indicate someone who reacts to events by expressing what he/she feels.

Sentimental connotes an internalized feeling, emotional an expressive one.

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