refined or tender emotion; manifestation of the higher or more refined feelings.
exhibition or manifestation of feeling or sensibility, or appeal to the tender emotions, in literature, art, or music.
a thought influenced by or proceeding from feeling or emotion.
the thought or feeling intended to be conveyed by words, acts, or gestures as distinguished from the words, acts, or gestures themselves.
- sen·ti·ment·less, adjective
- sentiment , sentimentality (see synonym study at the current entry)
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How to use sentiment in a sentence
This stands in contrast to the sentiments of older Florida voters at around this time four years ago.
Other agency executives shared the sentiment that the upfront may have changed this year but only incrementally, as has been the case for the past several years.‘There wasn’t a huge shift’: TV upfront market did not undergo expected overhaul this year | Tim Peterson | September 9, 2020 | Digiday
In fact, in this space on Thursday morning I wrote about how the so-called “greed sentiment” was beginning to shift.Why last week’s great tech sell-off should make investors wary | Bernhard Warner | September 8, 2020 | Fortune
While the results of the survey haven’t exactly shifted Volpi’s thesis on investing in consumer-based startups, it does show that sentiment is shifting in favor of greater regulation.Majority of tech employees and potential founders say big tech needs more regulation | Lucinda Shen | September 4, 2020 | Fortune
We can’t know what other events will unfold between now and November, but we can say that the violence in the wake of Blake’s shooting has seemed to affect public sentiment.Trump’s Law And Order Message Isn’t Resonating With Most Americans | Geoffrey Skelley (firstname.lastname@example.org) | September 4, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
Throughout the progressive movement, this sentiment is echoed almost everywhere.Why the Left Loves Warren, But Won’t Swoon for Sanders | David Freedlander | December 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Now, the key is to hold on to that sentiment and use the popular support as leverage.Eric Garner Protesters Have a Direct Line to City Hall | Jacob Siegel | December 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
There was a collective gasp at both the four-letter word and the bitter sentiment it carried.How Richard Pryor Beat Bill Cosby and Transformed America | David Yaffe, Scott Saul | December 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
So to hear such fervent anti-Ortega sentiment from previously devoted campesinos and compañeros is unprecedented.China’s Nicaragua Canal Could Spark a New Central America Revolution | Nina Lakhani | November 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Kaine picked up the former sentiment, arguing against the notion that America is on decline.Politics End In Halifax As Democratic and GOP Senators Seek Common Ground on National Security | Tim Mak | November 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
With which magnanimous sentiment he turned on his clumsy heel, and entered his apartment again.Checkmate | Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Aunt Ri gazed at her with a sentiment as near to veneration as her dry, humorous, practical nature was capable of feeling.Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson
One seldom gets the real sentiment and beauty of a place in approaching it by railway.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car | Thomas D. Murphy
Her black eyes looked like wells of sentiment, and her body a mould for a new race of men.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
But when he was awake to it, the sentiment which both blinds and invigorates old men took possession of him.Skipper Worse | Alexander Lange Kielland
British Dictionary definitions for sentiment
susceptibility to tender, delicate, or romantic emotion: she has too much sentiment to be successful
(often plural) a thought, opinion, or attitude
exaggerated, overindulged, or mawkish feeling or emotion
an expression of response to deep feeling, esp in art or literature
a feeling, emotion, or awareness: a sentiment of pity
a mental attitude modified or determined by feeling: there is a strong revolutionary sentiment in his country
a feeling conveyed, or intended to be conveyed, in words
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