Definition of sentiment in English:

sentiment

Syllabification: sen·ti·ment
Pronunciation: /ˈsen(t)əmənt
 
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noun

  • 1A view of or attitude toward a situation or event; an opinion: I agree with your sentiments regarding the road bridge
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    • 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.
    Synonyms
    view, feeling, attitude, thought, opinion, belief
  • 1.1General feeling or opinion: the council sought steps to control the rise of racist sentiment
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    • 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.
  • 1.2 archaic The expression of a view or desire especially as formulated for a toast.
  • 2A feeling or emotion: an intense sentiment of horror
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    • 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.
  • 2.1Exaggerated and self-indulgent feelings of tenderness, sadness, or nostalgia: many of the appeals rely on treacly sentiment
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    • 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.
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Origin

late Middle English (in the senses 'personal experience' and 'physical feeling, sensation'): from Old French sentement, from medieval Latin sentimentum, from Latin sentire 'feel'.

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