Definitions of sentiment

  1. a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty; " my opinion differs from yours"; " what are your thoughts on Haiti?"
  2. tender, romantic, or nostalgic feeling or emotion
  3. 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.
  4. Hence, generally, a decision of the mind formed by deliberation or reasoning; thought; opinion; notion; judgment; as, to express one's sentiments on a subject.
  5. A sentence, or passage, considered as the expression of a thought; a maxim; a saying; a toast.
  6. Sensibility; feeling; tender susceptibility.
  7. An opinion or state of mind based on feeling rather than reason; refinement of feeling; quickness to feel; capacity for emotion; an emotional attitude toward some particular matter.
  8. Feeling or emotion in relation to one idea; the expression in conscious thought of a feeling, especially of any of the higher or nobler feelings or emotions.
  9. A thought occasioned by feeling: opinion: judgment: sensibility: feeling: a thought expressed in words: a maxim: a toast.
  10. Thought prompted by feeling; opinion; sensibility; a toast.
  11. Lofty and refined feeling; sensibility.
  12. An opinion; expressive thought; toast.
  13. Thought prompted by feeling; sensibility; feeling; prevailing or pervading feeling; the sense contained in words; a toast conveying some wish, & c.; a toast; opinion; notion; judgment.
  14. Opinion; the decision of the mind expressed in words; thought, or direction of thought; a sentence or passage, as the expression of a thought; a particular disposition of mind; tender susceptibility; an opinion expressed in striking words; feeling; emotion.

Usage examples for sentiment

  1. One would have said that they were two good friends who had no troublesome sentiment to worry them. – Democracy An American Novel by Henry Adams
  2. " That's the sentiment," laughed Johann. – The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath
  3. There was no romance in her, though sentiment enough. – Little Novels of Italy Madonna Of The Peach-Tree, Ippolita In The Hills, The Duchess Of Nona, Messer Cino And The Live Coal, The Judgment Of Borso by Maurice Henry Hewlett
  4. Cavour had the old sentiment that it was well for a man to be buried where his fathers were buried, and to die in their faith. – Cavour by Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco
  5. To look at you one could hardly imagine a cruel sentiment coming from your lips. – Molly Bawn by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
  6. The falling; unless the sentiment requires the rising. – 1001 Questions and Answers on Orthography and Reading by B. A. Hathaway
  7. " A sentiment, please," cry half a dozen voices. – Eighty Years And More; Reminiscences 1815-1897 by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  8. It isn't nice to say that I'm writing, not for any particularly burning desire to express my thoughts, nor for the sentiment of it, but to earn money. – Lonesome Land by B. M. Bower
  9. Where are the men of sentiment, that can understand a woman, and win her to reveal her real heart, the best treasure she has, uncle dear? – Love Me Little, Love Me Long by Charles Reade Edition: 10 Language: English
  10. The rest is sentiment, perhaps. – The Rustlers of Pecos County by Zane Grey
  11. She had a real sentiment about the month of June. – Antony Gray,--Gardener by Leslie Moore
  12. It was this sentiment which inspired her with a thought, which, in its results, was destined to have a decisive influence on her future. – The Clique of Gold by Emile Gaboriau
  13. Unless she could think of something, Marm Lisa's last chance was gone: that was the sentiment of the crowd, and Mary agreed in it. – Marm Lisa by Kate Douglas Wiggin
  14. Both were men of fancy rather than of imagination, men of sentiment rather than of passion. – George Du Maurier, the Satirist of the Victorians by T. Martin Wood
  15. To most, the question is merely one of professional privilege against sentiment, and they cannot hesitate which side to prefer. – Vivisection by Albert Leffingwell
  16. That is such a beautiful sentiment- oh, if we only bore it always in mind! – The Perpetual Curate by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
  17. Fine as the spirit of any man with a sentiment which holds him back from leading a full, rich life. – Modern American Prose Selections by Various
  18. Unfortunately, neither the practical lesson conveyed in this grim admission, nor the sentiment of gratitude, remained long with Jim. – Susy, A Story of the Plains by Bret Harte
  19. Even German science is often influenced, and not always to its advantage, by German sentiment. – The Task of Social Hygiene by Havelock Ellis
  20. Tyson wondered whether it was sentiment, or temper; and gave it for the latter. – The Mating of Lydia by Mrs. Humphry Ward