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From Old French sentement, from Latin sentimentum.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈsɛn.tɪ.mənt/
  • (file)

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sentiment (countable and uncountable, plural sentiments)

  1. A general thought, feeling, or sense.
    The sentiment emerged that we were acting too soon.
    • 1837, L[etitia] E[lizabeth] L[andon], “Publishing”, in Ethel Churchill: Or, The Two Brides. [], volume II, London: Henry Colburn, [], →OCLC, page 15:
      "Now, my dear young friend," continued the bookseller, "you seem fond of reason; let me talk a little reason to you. Here, take your pamphlet again: there is good material in it, but it requires the making up. Leave out some of your arguments, and throw in a few sentiments,—something about free-born Britons and wooden shoes! Englishmen like to have a few sentiments ready for after-dinner use, in case of a speech...
    • 1921, Ben Travers, chapter 5, in A Cuckoo in the Nest, Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, Page & Company, published 1925, →OCLC:
      The departure was not unduly prolonged. [] Within the door Mrs. Spoker hastily imparted to Mrs. Love a few final sentiments on the subject of Divine Intention in the disposition of buckets; farewells and last commiserations; a deep, guttural instigation to the horse; and the wheels of the waggonette crunched heavily away into obscurity.
  2. (uncountable) Feelings, especially tender feelings, as apart from reason or judgment, or of a weak or foolish kind.
    • 1960 February, R. C. Riley, “The London-Birmingham services - Past, Present and Future”, in Trains Illustrated, page 99:
      To do the job thoroughly sentiment must be ignored and it seems inevitable that the famous Great Hall and the Doric Arch will have to be sacrificed to progress.
    • 2014 March 3, Zoe Alderton, “‘Snapewives’ and ‘Snapeism’: A Fiction-Based Religion within the Harry Potter Fandom”, in Religions[1], volume 5, number 1, MDPI, →DOI, pages 219–257:
      Despite personal schisms and differences in spiritual experience, there is a very coherent theology of Snape shared between the wives. To examine this manifestation of religious fandom, I will first discuss the canon scepticism and anti-Rowling sentiment that helps to contextualise the wider belief in Snape as a character who extends beyond book and film.

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Borrowed from Medieval Latin sentimentum. By surface analysis, sentir +‎ -ment.

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sentiment m (plural sentiments)

  1. emotion; feeling; sentiment

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Dutch edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from French sentiment, from Middle French [Term?], from Old French sentement, from Latin sentimentum.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˌsɛn.tiˈmɛnt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: sen‧ti‧ment
  • Rhymes: -ɛnt

Noun edit

sentiment n (plural sentimenten)

  1. (countable, uncountable) sentiment

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  • Afrikaans: sentiment
  • Indonesian: sentimen

French edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Old French sentement, from Latin sentimentum.

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sentiment m (plural sentiments)

  1. a sentiment, general thought, sense or feeling
  2. an opinion

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Italian edit

Etymology edit

Unadapted borrowing from English sentiment.

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sentiment m (uncountable)

  1. sentiment (first sense)
  2. (economics) general opinion of financial experts about a particular market

Occitan edit

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From Latin sentimentum.

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sentiment m (plural sentiments)

  1. feeling (emotion; impression)
  2. feeling, intuition
  3. sentiment, emotion

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  • Joan de Cantalausa (2006) Diccionari general occitan a partir dels parlars lengadocians[2], 2 edition, →ISBN, page 906.

Romanian edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from French sentiment, Latin sentimentum. Cf. also simțământ.

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sentiment n (plural sentimente)

  1. sentiment, thought, sense, feeling
    Synonyms: simțire, (dated) simțământ
  2. belief, opinion
    Synonyms: credință, opinie, convingere

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