sentiment

sentiment
sentiment late 14c., sentement, "personal experience, one's own feeling," from O.Fr. sentement (12c.), from M.L. sentimentum "feeling, affection, opinion," from L. sentire "to feel" (see SENSE (Cf. sense)). Meaning "what one feels about something" (1630s) and modern spelling seem to be a re-introduction from French (where it was spelled sentiment by this time). A vogue word with wide application mid-18c., commonly "a thought colored by or proceeding from emotion" (1762), especially as expressed in literature or art. The 17c. sense is preserved in phrases such as my sentiments exactly.

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  • SENTIMENT — «Le cœur a ses raisons, que la raison ne connaît point; on le sait en mille choses.» Ces mille choses sont ce que nous appelons nos sentiments. Et, comme l’exprime bien la phrase de Pascal, ceux ci nous apparaissent à la fois comme irremplaçables …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • sentiment — Sentiment. s. m. v. Impression que font les objets sur les sens. Sentiment picquant, aigu. douloureux, agreable, exquis, delicat. Il sign. aussi, La fonction des sens. Il y a encore quelque sentiment dans cette partie. Il n y a plus de sentiment… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • sentiment — SENTIMÉNT, sentimente, s.n. 1. Proces afectiv specific uman, care exprimă atitudinea omului faţă de realitate; simţământ. ♦ Afecţiune. 2. Facultatea de a simţi, de a cunoaşte, de a aprecia ceva; conştiinţă. ♦ Credinţă, impresie intimă; convingere …   Dicționar Român

  • Sentiment — Sen ti*ment, n. [OE. sentement, OF. sentement, F. sentiment, fr. L. sentire to perceive by the senses and mind, to feel, to think. See {Sentient}, a.] 1. A thought prompted by passion or feeling; a state of mind in view of some subject; feeling… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sentiment — sen‧ti‧ment [ˈsentmənt] noun [uncountable] the feelings and opinions people have about something: • The Dow Jones Index rose, reflecting market sentiment that the economy is improving. • Encouraging economic news reinforced bullish (= positive… …   Financial and business terms

  • Sentiment — can refer to:*Feelings and emotions*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… …   Wikipedia

  • sentiment — sentìment (sentimȅnt) m <G mn nātā> DEFINICIJA 1. ideja, mišljenje ili odnos koji je zasnovan više na emocijama negoli na razumu; osjećaj 2. a. svojstvo onoga koji je prijemčiv na osjećaje b. emocija, ob. romantični ili nostalgični osjećaj… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • sentiment — [sen′tə mənt] n. [ME sentement < OFr < ML sentimentum < L sentire, to feel, SENSE] 1. a complex combination of feelings and opinions as a basis for action or judgment; general emotionalized attitude [the sentiment of romantic love] 2. a… …   English World dictionary

  • Sentiment — (fr., spr. Sangtimang), 1) Empfindung, Gefühl; 2) Gesinnung; 3) Meinung, Urtheil; 4) breites Halsband, gewöhnlich von Sammet, welches vornehme Damen wie ein Halstuch um den Hals trugen u. welches vorn von einem goldenen Schlosse zusammengehalten… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Sentiment — (franz., spr. ßangtimāng), Empfindung; Gesinnung, Denkart …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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