sentiment Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Definition of “sentiment” - English Dictionary

"sentiment" in American English

See all translations

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.
(Definition of sentiment from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"sentiment" in British English

See all translations

sentimentnoun

uk   /ˈsen.tɪ.mənt/  us   /-t̬ə-/
  • 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)."

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

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

"sentiment" in Business English

See all translations

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)
Translations of “sentiment”
in Spanish sentimiento…
in Vietnamese tình cảm…
in Malaysian sentimen…
in Thai รู้สึกอ่อนไหว, อารมณ์…
in French sentiment…
in German die Sentimentalität…
in Chinese (Simplified) 思想, 观点, 意见…
in Turkish düşünce, kanı, fikir…
in Russian мнение, отношение, чувство…
in Indonesian perasaan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 思想, 觀點, 意見…
in Polish pogląd, odczucie, sentyment…
What is the pronunciation of sentiment?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

hipster

someone who is very influenced by the most recent ideas and fashions

Word of the Day

Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
by Liz Walter,
February 03, 2016
My previous post (My leg hurts: Talking about illness (1)) presented some general vocabulary to use at the doctor’s. This one looks at some more specific areas of illness and explains some useful words and phrases that you may need to use or understand on a visit to the doctor’s. There are several

Read More 

awesomesauce noun
awesomesauce noun
February 01, 2016
slang the state of being extremely good or enjoyable or something or someone that is extremely good or enjoyable Recovering from the awesomesauce of another fab #Vidcon!!

Read More