[ noun ] tender, romantic, or nostalgic feeling or emotion

Used in print

(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)

And so well is such ignorance preserved by the amateur and the money-maker that even at the college_level most_of the hundred odd folklore courses given in the United_States survive on sentiment and nationalism alone .

Is he swept_away by sentiment and nostalgia for an America that was ?

(Howard Fast, April Morning....)

That 's understandable , and I appreciate the sentiment .

(Stephen Longstreet, Eagles Where I Walk....)

It is so easy to falsify sentiment .

(John Dos Passos, Midcentury....)

Pat meanwhile was bubbling_over with sentiment .

Related terms

feeling sentimentality

[ noun ] a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty


"my opinion differs from yours" "what are your thoughts on Haiti?"

Used in print

(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)

And no_doubt many people in states like the Carolinas and Georgia , which were among the most Tory in sentiment in the eighteenth century , bitterly regretted the revolt against the Crown .

(Joyce O. Hertzler, American Social Institutions;...)

It tends to support the longstanding precious sentiments , the traditional ways of thinking , and the customary ways of living .

(John Michael Ray, "Rhode Island's Reactions...)

Resolved that the anti slavery sentiment is becoming ripe for resolute action .

(Leo Lemon, "Catch Up With" and "Something to...)

Likewise , and equally fascinating , is the news that such unlikely synonyms as `` pratakku '' , `` sweathruna '' , and the tongue-twister `` nnuolapertar-it-vuh-karti-biri-pitknoumen '' all originated_in the same village in Bathar-on-Walli_Province and are all used to express sentiments concerning British `` imperialism '' .