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"sentiment" in American English

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sentimentnoun

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

[C/U] a general feeling, 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 turn community sentiment against the program.
  • sentiment noun (EMOTION)

[U] often disapproving gentle emotions such as love, sympathy, or caring: The film wallows 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

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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 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)."

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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   /ˈsentɪmənt/ us  
people's opinions or feelings about a situation, especially the likely future direction of a financial market, 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 technology stocks. positive/negative sentiment
(Definition of sentiment from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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