American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A thought, view, or attitude, especially one based mainly on emotion instead of reason: An anti-American sentiment swept through the country. See Synonyms at feeling, opinion.
- n. Emotion; feeling: Different forms of music convey different kinds of sentiment.
- n. Tender or romantic feeling.
- n. Maudlin emotion; sentimentality.
- n. The emotional import of a passage as distinct from its form of expression.
- n. The expression of delicate and sensitive feeling, especially in art and literature.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Feeling; sensation; sentience; life.
- n. Higher feeling: emotion.
- n. In psychology, an emotional judgment; also, the faculty for a special emotion.
- n. Sensibility, or a tendency to make emotional judgments; tender susceptibility.
- n. Exhibition or manifestation of feeling or sensibility, as in literature, art, or music; a literary or artistic expression of a refined or delicate feeling or fancy.
- n. Thought; opinion; notion; judgment; the decision of the mind formed by deliberation or reflection: as, to express one's sentiments on a subject.
- n. The sense, thought, or opinion contained in words, but considered as distinct from them: as, we may like the sentiment when we dislike the language. Hence A thought expressed in striking words; especially, a sentence expressive of some particularly important or agreeable thought, or of a wish or desire; in particular, a toast, often couched in proverbial or epigrammatic language.
- n. plural In phrenology, the second division of the moral or affective faculties of the mind, the first being termed propensities. See phrenology.
- n. Taste; quality.
- n. = Syn. 2–4. Sentiment, Thought, Feeling. Sentiment has a peculiar place between thought and feeling, in which it also approaches the meaning of principle. It is more than that feeling which is sensation or emotion, by containing more of thought and by being more lofty, while it contains too much feeling to be merely thought, and it has large influence over the will: for example, the sentiment of patriotism; the sentiment of honor; the world is ruled by sentiment. The thought in a sentiment is often that of duty, and is penetrated and exalted by feeling.
- n. A general thought, feeling, or sense.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A thought prompted by passion or feeling; a state of mind in view of some subject; feeling toward or respecting some person or thing; disposition prompting to action or expression.
- n. Hence, generally, a decision of the mind formed by deliberation or reasoning; thought; opinion; notion; judgment.
- n. A sentence, or passage, considered as the expression of a thought; a maxim; a saying; a toast.
- n. Sensibility; feeling; tender susceptibility.
- n. a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty
- n. tender, romantic, or nostalgic feeling or emotion
- From French sentiment, itself from Latin sentimentum.. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English sentement, from Old French, from Medieval Latin sentīmentum, from Latin sentīre, to feel; see sent- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“While Greek love is not a sentiment, it may be sentimental, that is, an _affectation of sentiment_, differing from real sentiment as adulation does from adoration, as gallantry or the risking of life to secure favors do from genuine gallantry of the heart and self-sacrifice for the benefit of another.”
“McCain sentiment is a reciprocity of what Hillary said during some of the primary campaign seasons.”
“Size 14 Is Not Fat Either is no exception and, no surprise, love the title sentiment, again.”
“The presentation and storage of the label sentiment system is half the fun!”
“This sentiment is all but jettisoned, alas, by the time Snyder recasts the pathetic victories of sexually-reawakened schlub Night Owl (Patrick Wilson) and paramour Silk Spectre (a severely overmatched Malin Akerman) as triumphant victories.”
“Personally, I hate Sofia Coppola like doctors hate cancer, and this sentiment is at peak levels these days with the wounds inflicted by “Marie Antoinette” still not fully healed.”
“However this sentiment is also shared by most of my male friends, a significant portion of whom are game devs.”
“I swear to god, you are a whiny little troll but see .. the sentiment is the same – quibbling about the use of a specific word would be pointless, unless you were a conservative who was working overtime to dodge the obvious implied meaning.”
“(Oh, wait, that was Joni Mitchell — but the sentiment is there, all right.)”
“The words have been deleted but the sentiment is the same! mar Says:”
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