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sentiment

noun [C or U] (IDEA)    /ˈsen.tɪ.mənt/ US  /-t̬ə-/ formal
C2 a thought, opinion, or idea based on a feeling about a situation, or a way of thinking about something: Nationalist sentiment has increased in the area since the bombing. I don't think she shares my sentiments. His son was overwhelmed by the sentiments of love and support in the cards and letters he received.formal "It's a very bad situation." "My sentiments exactly (= I completely agree)."Opinions, beliefs and points of view
(Definition of sentiment noun (IDEA) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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