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Definition of "sentiment" []

  • 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. (noun)
  • Emotion; feeling: Different forms of music convey different kinds of sentiment. (noun)
  • Tender or romantic feeling. (noun)
  • Maudlin emotion; sentimentality. (noun)
  • The emotional import of a passage as distinct from its form of expression. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sentiment" in a sentence
  • "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."