sentiment - definition and synonyms

 
noun 

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/ˈsentɪmənt/
singularsentiment
pluralsentiments
  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] formal a belief or an attitude towards something

    His party had encouraged nationalist sentiment.

    popular sentiment (=beliefs or attitudes that most people have):

    The proposals take no account of popular sentiment.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] feelings of sympathy, sadness, or love that may seem silly or too much

    I never throw anything away, partly out of sentiment.