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sentimentnoun

 us   /ˈsen·tə·mənt/
  • sentiment noun (GENERAL FEELING)

[C/U] a ​generalfeeling, ​attitude, or ​opinion about something: [C] Writers ​learn that sentiments and ​ideas must ​serve the ​story, and not the other way around. [U] Boyd ​tried to ​turncommunity sentiment against the ​program.
  • sentiment noun (EMOTION)

[U] often disapproving gentleemotions such as ​love, ​sympathy, or ​caring: The ​filmwallows in sentiment. There was little ​room for ​compassion or sentiment in his ​world.
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"sentiment" in British English

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sentimentnoun

uk   /ˈsen.tɪ.mənt/  us   /ˈsen.t̬ə.mənt/
  • sentiment noun (IDEA)

C2 [C or U] formal a ​thought, ​opinion, or ​ideabased 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 oflove and ​support in the ​cards and ​letters he ​received.formal "It's a very ​badsituation." "My sentiments ​exactly (= I ​completelyagree)."

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(Definition of sentiment from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sentiment" in Business English

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sentimentnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈsentɪmənt/
people's ​opinions or ​feelings about a ​situation, especially the likely future direction of a ​financialmarket, the ​economy, etc.: Analysts and ​investors said market sentiment for the ​time being appears ​positive. Business sentiment is showing ​signs of ​recovery. There has been a dramatic ​shift in sentiment against ​technologystocks. positive/​negative sentiment
(Definition of sentiment from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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