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 for Sentiment
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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 toward or respecting some
        person or thing; disposition prompting to action or
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              The word sentiment, agreeably to the use made of it
              by our best English writers, expresses, in my own
              opinion very happily, those complex determinations
              of the mind which result from the cooperation of our
              rational powers and of our moral feelings.
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              Alike to council or the assembly came,
              With equal souls and sentiments the same. --Pope.
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     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.
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              Sentiments of philosophers about the perception of
              external objects.                     --Reid.
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              Sentiment, as here and elsewhere employed by Reid in
              the meaning of opinion (sententia), is not to be
              imitated.                             --Sir W.
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     3. A sentence, or passage, considered as the expression of a
        thought; a maxim; a saying; a toast.
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     4. Sensibility; feeling; tender susceptibility.
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              Mr. Hume sometimes employs (after the manner of the
              French metaphysicians) sentiment as synonymous with
              feeling; a use of the word quite unprecedented in
              our tongue.                           --Stewart.
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              Less of sentiment than sense.         --Tennyson.
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     Syn: Thought; opinion; notion; sensibility; feeling.
     Usage: Sentiment, Opinion, Feeling. An opinion is an
            intellectual judgment in respect to any and every kind
            of truth. Feeling describes those affections of
            pleasure and pain which spring from the exercise of
            our sentient and emotional powers. Sentiment
            (particularly in the plural) lies between them,
            denoting settled opinions or principles in regard to
            subjects which interest the feelings strongly, and are
            presented more or less constantly in practical life.
            Hence, it is more appropriate to speak of our
            religious sentiments than opinions, unless we mean to
            exclude all reference to our feelings. The word
            sentiment, in the singular, leans ordinarily more to
            the side of feeling, and denotes a refined sensibility
            on subjects affecting the heart. "On questions of
            feeling, taste, observation, or report, we define our
            sentiments. On questions of science, argument, or
            metaphysical abstraction, we define our opinions. The
            sentiments of the heart. The opinions of the mind . .
            . There is more of instinct in sentiment, and more of
            definition in opinion. The admiration of a work of art
            which results from first impressions is classed with
            our sentiments; and, when we have accounted to
            ourselves for the approbation, it is classed with our
            opinions." --W. Taylor.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: tender, romantic, or nostalgic feeling or emotion
      2: a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or
         certainty; "my opinion differs from yours"; "I am not of your
         persuasion"; "what are your thoughts on Haiti?" [syn:
         opinion, sentiment, persuasion, view, thought]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  185 Moby Thesaurus words for "sentiment":
     Amor, Christian love, Eros, Platonic love, admiration, adoration,
     affect, affection, affections, affective faculty, affectivity,
     agape, apprehension, ardency, ardor, assumption, attachment,
     attitude, bathos, belief, bias, bleeding heart, bodily love,
     brotherly love, caritas, charity, climate of opinion, cloyingness,
     common belief, community sentiment, conceit, concept, conception,
     conclusion, conjugal love, consensus gentium, consideration,
     conviction, desire, devotion, disposition, emotion,
     emotional charge, emotional life, emotional shade, emotionalism,
     emotions, emotivity, estimate, estimation, ethos, experience, eye,
     faithful love, fancy, feeling, feeling tone, feelings, fervor,
     finer feelings, flame, fondness, foreboding, free love,
     free-lovism, general belief, goo, gut reaction, heart,
     hearts-and-flowers, heartthrob, hero worship, idea, idolatry,
     idolism, idolization, image, imago, impression, inclination,
     inclining, intellectual object, judgement, judgment,
     lasciviousness, leaning, libido, lights, like, liking, love,
     lovemaking, married love, maudlinness, mawkishness, memory-trace,
     mental attitude, mental image, mental impression, mind, mush,
     mushiness, mystique, namby-pamby, namby-pambyism, namby-pambyness,
     nostalgia, nostomania, notion, observation, opinion, outlook,
     oversentimentalism, oversentimentality, partiality, passion,
     passions, penchant, perception, personal judgment, persuasion,
     physical love, point of view, popular belief, popular regard,
     popularity, position, posture, predilection, predisposition,
     presentiment, presumption, prevailing belief, profound sense,
     propensity, psychology, public belief, public opinion, reaction,
     recept, reflection, regard, representation, response, romanticism,
     sensation, sense, sensibilities, sensibility, sentimentalism,
     sentimentality, sentiments, sex, sexual love, shine, sight, slop,
     sloppiness, slush, soap opera, sob story, spiritual love, stance,
     supposition, susceptibilities, susceptibility, sweetness and light,
     sympathies, tearjerker, tendency, tender feeling, tender passion,
     tender susceptibilities, tenderness, theory, thinking, thought,
     truelove, undercurrent, uxoriousness, view, way of thinking,
     weakness, worship, yearning

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