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Date: 1300-1400
Language: French
Origin: Medieval Latin sentimentum, from Latin sentire; SENTIENT

sentiment

noun
     
sen‧ti‧ment
1 [uncountable and countable] formal 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/nationalistic/religious etc sentiments
the anti-immigrant sentiments expressed by some Americans
'After all, it's her decision.' ' My sentiments exactly (=I agree).'
2 [uncountable] feelings of pity, love, sadness etc that are often considered to be too strong or not suitable for a particular situation:
There's no place for sentiment in business!

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