an attitude toward something; regard; opinion.
a mental feeling; emotion:
a sentiment of pity.
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.
< Medieval Latin sentīmentum,
equivalent to Latin sentī
) to feel + -mentum -ment
; replacing Middle English sentement
< Old French
< Medieval Latin,
Can be confused
(see synonym study at the current entry)
See opinion. 2.
See feeling. 3. Sentiment, sentimentality
are terms for sensitiveness to emotional feelings. Sentiment
is a sincere and refined sensibility, a tendency to be influenced by emotion rather than reason or fact: to appeal to sentiment. Sentimentality
implies affected, excessive, sometimes mawkish sentiment: weak sentimentality.