Sentiment Definition

sĕntə-mənt
sentiments
noun
sentiments
A complex combination of feelings and opinions as a basis for action or judgment; general emotionalized attitude.
The sentiment of romantic love.
Webster's New World
A thought, opinion, judgment, or attitude, usually the result of careful consideration, but often colored with emotion.
Webster's New World
Susceptibility to feeling or to emotional appeal; sensibility.
Webster's New World
Tender or romantic feeling.
Felt strong sentiment for each other.
American Heritage
Sentimentality; maudlin emotion.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Sentiment

Noun

Singular:
sentiment
Plural:
sentiments

Origin of Sentiment

  • Middle English sentement from Old French from Medieval Latin sentīmentum from Latin sentīre to feel sent- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French sentiment, itself from Latin sentimentum.

    From Wiktionary

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