sentiment
noun Etymology: French or Medieval Latin; French, from Medieval Latin sentimentum, from Latin sentire Date: 1639 1. a. an attitude, thought, or judgment prompted by feeling ; predilection b. a specific view or notion ; opinion 2. a. emotion b. refined feeling ; delicate sensibility especially as expressed in a work of art c. emotional idealism d. a romantic or nostalgic feeling verging on sentimentality 3. a. an idea colored by emotion b. the emotional significance of a passage or expression as distinguished from its verbal context Synonyms: see feeling, opinion

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  • sentiment — Sentiment. s. m. v. Impression que font les objets sur les sens. Sentiment picquant, aigu. douloureux, agreable, exquis, delicat. Il sign. aussi, La fonction des sens. Il y a encore quelque sentiment dans cette partie. Il n y a plus de sentiment… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

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  • Sentiment — can refer to:*Feelings and emotions*Sentimentality, the literary device which is used to induce an emotional response disproportionate to the situation, and thus to substitute heightened and generally unthinking feeling for normal ethical and… …   Wikipedia

  • sentiment — late 14c., sentement, personal experience, one s own feeling, from O.Fr. sentement (12c.), from M.L. sentimentum feeling, affection, opinion, from L. sentire to feel (see SENSE (Cf. sense)). Meaning what one feels about something (1630s) and… …   Etymology dictionary

  • sentiment — sentìment (sentimȅnt) m <G mn nātā> DEFINICIJA 1. ideja, mišljenje ili odnos koji je zasnovan više na emocijama negoli na razumu; osjećaj 2. a. svojstvo onoga koji je prijemčiv na osjećaje b. emocija, ob. romantični ili nostalgični osjećaj… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • sentiment — [sen′tə mənt] n. [ME sentement < OFr < ML sentimentum < L sentire, to feel, SENSE] 1. a complex combination of feelings and opinions as a basis for action or judgment; general emotionalized attitude [the sentiment of romantic love] 2. a… …   English World dictionary

  • Sentiment — (fr., spr. Sangtimang), 1) Empfindung, Gefühl; 2) Gesinnung; 3) Meinung, Urtheil; 4) breites Halsband, gewöhnlich von Sammet, welches vornehme Damen wie ein Halstuch um den Hals trugen u. welches vorn von einem goldenen Schlosse zusammengehalten… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Sentiment — (franz., spr. ßangtimāng), Empfindung; Gesinnung, Denkart …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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