Definition of “sentiment” - English Dictionary

“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 Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“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 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)