noun sen·ti·ment \ˈsen-tə-mənt\

: an attitude or opinion

: feelings of love, sympathy, kindness, etc.

Full Definition of SENTIMENT

a :  an attitude, thought, or judgment prompted by feeling :  predilection
b :  a specific view or notion :  opinion
a :  emotion
b :  refined feeling :  delicate sensibility especially as expressed in a work of art
c :  emotional idealism
d :  a romantic or nostalgic feeling verging on sentimentality
a :  an idea colored by emotion
b :  the emotional significance of a passage or expression as distinguished from its verbal context

Examples of SENTIMENT

  1. His criticism of the court's decision expresses a sentiment that is shared by many people.
  2. an expression of antiwar sentiments
  3. She likes warmth and sentiment in a movie.
  4. You have to be tough to succeed in the business world. There's no room for sentiment.


French or Medieval Latin; French, from Medieval Latin sentimentum, from Latin sentire
First Known Use: 1639


noun sen·ti·ment \ˈsent-ə-mənt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SENTIMENT

:  an attitude, thought, or judgment colored or prompted by feeling or emotion
:  emotion 2, feeling 2


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