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sentiment

noun uk   /ˈsen.tɪ.mənt/ us    /-t̬ə-/

sentiment noun (IDEA)

C2 [C or U] formal 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)."

sentiment noun (FEELINGS)

[U] often disapproving gentle feelings such as sympathy, love, etc., especially when considered to be silly or not suitable: The film is flawed by slightly treacly sentiment.
(Definition of sentiment from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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