- 1A view or opinion that is held or expressed: I agree with your sentiments regarding the road bridgeMore example sentences
- City officials around the world echo the sentiment, according to Public Works Magazine.
- Our idea echoes your sentiments in the editorial: Learn more, to prepare for the future.
- Her sentiments were echoed by several other members of the public around Hampton Green, a busy but open grassland area.
- 1.1 [mass noun] General feeling or opinion: the council sought steps to control the rise of racist sentimentMore example sentences
- Both men lost their cases and seem to have made hardly a dent in the opinions of either their respective presiding judges or public sentiment in general.
- What better metaphor is there for the general public sentiment in the United States in the 1970s?
- But the critics were in the minority as mainstream thinking, as well as public sentiment, generally favoured growth.
- 1.2A feeling or emotion: an intense sentiment of horrorMore example sentences
- Our sentiments of love, hate, fear, anxiety, are each one of them the fertile source of whole series of illustrative dreams.
- We all share the same sentiments of anger, disgust, and frustration.
- Smith referred to these emotions as the moral sentiments.
- 2 [mass noun] Exaggerated and self-indulgent feelings of tenderness, sadness, or nostalgia: many of the appeals rely on treacly sentimentMore example sentences
sentimentality, mawkishness, over-sentimentality, emotionalism, overemotionalism, sentimentalism; emotion, sensibility, finer feelings, tender feelings, tenderness, softness, soft-heartedness, tender-heartedness; British tweeness• informal schmaltz, mush, slush, sob stuff, slushiness, sloppiness, slop, goo, corn, corniness, hokum, cheeseBritish • informal soppiness
- If they grow jaded, grow bored, or simply prefer sentiment and nostalgia to active participation, the last avenue of escape is closed.
- Their back-up teams might be more prone to nostalgia and sentiment, especially those who have honed their tallying skills over many the long count.
- I've just given my new stylus a go and listened to this, for the first time in a while - call it nostalgia or sentiment, but it's hard to pick out one bad cut on this.
late Middle English (in the senses 'personal experience' and 'physical feeling, sensation'): from Old French sentement, from medieval Latin sentimentum, from Latin sentire 'feel'.