Definition of sentiment :
1. A sentence, or passage, considered as the expression of a thought; a maxim; a saying; a toast.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Sensibility; feeling; tender susceptibility.
ideal, eyeshot, ruling, suasion, thought, idea, conceit, intellection, belief, prospect, purpose, vista, aspect, apprehension, panorama, notion, impression, sensitivity, sensitiveness, mentation, theory, perspective, pattern, cerebration, sense, popular opinion, model, affectivity, public opinion, archetype, fancy, opinion, supposition, purview, vox populi, conviction, viewpoint, attitude, position, survey, design, scene, thinking, judgement, horizon, awareness, image, legal opinion, concept, conception, mind, imagination, thought process, plan, view, persuasion, fantasy, judgment, feelings, sight
affection (part of speech: noun)
emotion (part of speech: noun)
- It is a very charming little fancy, a most delightful bit of sentiment, George, but with nothing behind it it can't last. - "A Maker of History", E. Phillips Oppenheim.
- There was very little sentiment in the body of Joe Pollard. - "Black Jack", Max Brand.
- A popular sentiment upheld such a view; she decided it was without foundation. - "Linda Condon", Joseph Hergesheimer.