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Definition of Sentiment

Sentiment

  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.
  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.
  3. A sentence, or passage, considered as the expression of a thought; a maxim; a saying; a toast.
  4. Sensibility; feeling; tender susceptibility.

Sentiment Quotations

Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment. It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.
Rabindranath Tagore

All the reasonings of men are not worth one sentiment of women.
Voltaire

Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.
Oscar Wilde

The difference between sentiment and being sentimental is the following: Sentiment is when a driver swerves out of the way to avoid hitting a rabbit on the road. Being sentimental is when the same driver, when swerving away from the rabbit, hits a pedestrian.
Frank Herbert

All those who offer an opinion on any doubtful point should first clear their minds of every sentiment of dislike, friendship, anger or pity.
Sallust
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Sentiment Translations

sentiment in Dutch is gevoel, sentiment, gevoeligheid

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