From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsentimentsen‧ti‧ment /ˈsentəmənt/ ●○○ noun 1 [countable, uncountable] formalOPINION an opinion or feeling you have about something Similar sentiments were expressed by many politicians.popular/public sentiment (=what most people think) He was more in touch with public sentiment than many of his critics.anti-American/anti-nationalistic/anti-religious etc sentiments the anti-immigrant sentiments expressed by some Americans ‘After all, it’s her decision.’ ‘My sentiments exactly (=I agree).’RegisterIn everyday English, people usually say feeling rather than sentiment:They all expressed similar feelings.2 [uncountable]EMOTIONAL feelings of pity, love, sadness etc that are often considered to be too strong or not suitable for a particular situation SYN emotion There’s no place for sentiment in business!
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sentimentThis was a sentiment roundly endorsed by all present.The characters have a heightened and highly emotional response to events, actions and sentiments.He was overwhelmed by sentiment as he thought of his wife.Those are fine sentiments, boy, but they're only going to cause you trouble.He could afford his lofty sentiment.The speeches were full of nationalist sentiments.He makes no record of his own sentiments at this point; nor of what he said in reply.Several meetings were held to determine what public sentiment was on the issue.They could have done without De Gaulle's sentiment.Yet in the face of this particular story such sentiments can seem like pious claptrap.These sentiments remained with him until the morning light came shining through the windows.Most people were outraged by the bombing, and their letters of sympathy reflected this sentiment.Your sentiments have been echoed in the faculty chambers along with many others.popular/public sentimentBut analysts said politics and public sentiment almost certainly played key roles.Rojas did not attend the meeting, which was the first of four sessions held to gauge public sentiment.In effect, the proposals discussed above take no account at all of popular sentiment.A massive change of public sentiment is always overdetermined.It is imperative that courts decide cases based solely on the evidence and never on public sentiment, however strong.Though they were breaking the law, the popular sentiment was such that they were seldom prosecuted.Yet in the years before 1938 Eden was obviously closer than his critics to public sentiment.Are there more representative ways in which public sentiments regarding governmental action may be expressed? 2.
From King Business Dictionarysentimentsen‧ti‧ment /ˈsentəmənt/ noun [uncountable] the feelings and opinions people have about somethingThe Dow Jones Index rose, reflecting market sentiment that the economy is improving.Encouraging economic news reinforcedbullish (=positive and hopeful) sentiment toward the U.S. dollar.Origin sentiment (1300-1400) French Medieval Latin sentimentum, from Latin sentire; SENTIENT