AskDefine | Define sentiment

Dictionary Definition



1 tender, romantic, or nostalgic feeling or emotion
2 a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty; "my opinion differs from yours"; "what are your thoughts on Haiti?" [syn: opinion, persuasion, view, thought]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. A general thought, feeling, or sense.


a general thought
  • Japanese: 感情 (かんじょう, kanjō)




sentiment (plural sentiments)
  1. An opinion.
  2. A sentiment, general thought, sense or feeling.

Extensive Definition

Sentiment can refer to:
  • 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 intellectual judgment

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Amor, Christian love, Eros, Platonic love, admiration, adoration, affect, affection, affections, affective faculty, affectivity, agape, apprehension, ardency, ardor, assumption, attachment, attitude, bathos, belief, bias, bleeding heart, bodily love, brotherly love, caritas, charity, climate of opinion, cloyingness, common belief, community sentiment, conceit, concept, conception, conclusion, conjugal love, consensus gentium, consideration, conviction, desire, devotion, disposition, emotion, emotional charge, emotional life, emotional shade, emotionalism, emotions, emotivity, estimate, estimation, ethos, experience, eye, faithful love, fancy, feeling, feeling tone, feelings, fervor, finer feelings, flame, fondness, foreboding, free love, free-lovism, general belief, goo, gut reaction, heart, hearts-and-flowers, heartthrob, hero worship, idea, idolatry, idolism, idolization, image, imago, impression, inclination, inclining, intellectual object, judgement, judgment, lasciviousness, leaning, libido, lights, like, liking, love, lovemaking, married love, maudlinness, mawkishness, memory-trace, mental attitude, mental image, mental impression, mind, mush, mushiness, mystique, namby-pamby, namby-pambyism, namby-pambyness, nostalgia, nostomania, notion, observation, opinion, outlook, oversentimentalism, oversentimentality, partiality, passion, passions, penchant, perception, personal judgment, persuasion, physical love, point of view, popular belief, popular regard, popularity, position, posture, predilection, predisposition, presentiment, presumption, prevailing belief, profound sense, propensity, psychology, public belief, public opinion, reaction, recept, reflection, regard, representation, response, romanticism, sensation, sense, sensibilities, sensibility, sentimentalism, sentimentality, sentiments, sex, sexual love, shine, sight, slop, sloppiness, slush, soap opera, sob story, spiritual love, stance, supposition, susceptibilities, susceptibility, sweetness and light, sympathies, tearjerker, tendency, tender feeling, tender passion, tender susceptibilities, tenderness, theory, thinking, thought, truelove, undercurrent, uxoriousness, view, way of thinking, weakness, worship, yearning
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