Sentiment

Definition of Sentiment

Sen´ti`ment
n.1.A thought prompted by passion or feeling; a state of mind in view of some subject; feeling toward or respecting some person or thing; disposition prompting to action or expression.
The word sentiment, agreeably to the use made of it by our best English writers, expresses, in my own opinion very happily, those complex determinations of the mind which result from the coöperation of our rational powers and of our moral feelings.
- Stewart.
Alike to council or the assembly came,
With equal souls and sentiments the same.
- Pope.
2.Hence, generally, a decision of the mind formed by deliberation or reasoning; thought; opinion; notion; judgment; as, to express one's sentiments on a subject.
Sentiment, as here and elsewhere employed by Reid in the meaning of opinion (sententia), is not to be imitated.
- Sir W. Hamilton.
3.A sentence, or passage, considered as the expression of a thought; a maxim; a saying; a toast.
4.Sensibility; feeling; tender susceptibility.
Mr. Hume sometimes employs (after the manner of the French metaphysicians) sentiment as synonymous with feeling; a use of the word quite unprecedented in our tongue.
- Stewart.
Less of sentiment than sense.
- Tennyson.

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