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sen·ti·ment / ˈsen(t)əmənt/ • n. 1. a view of or attitude toward a situation or event; an opinion: I agree with your sentiments regarding the road bridge. ∎  general feeling or opinion: the council sought steps to control the rise of racist sentiment. ∎ archaic the expression of a view or desire esp. as formulated for a toast.2. a feeling or emotion: an intense sentiment of horror. ∎  exaggerated and self-indulgent feelings of tenderness, sadness, or nostalgia: many of the appeals rely on treacly sentiment.