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Sentiment vs. Sensation — What's the Difference?

Sentiment vs. Sensation — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Sentiment and Sensation

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Sentiment

A thought, view, or attitude, especially one based mainly on emotion instead of reason
An anti-American sentiment swept through the country.
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Sensation

A perception associated with stimulation of a sense organ or with a specific body condition
The sensation of heat.
A visual sensation.
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Sentiment

Emotion; feeling
Different forms of music convey different kinds of sentiment.
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Sensation

The faculty to feel or perceive; physical sensibility
The patient has very little sensation left in the right leg.
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Sentiment

Tender or romantic feeling
Felt strong sentiment for each other.
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Sensation

An indefinite generalized body feeling
A sensation of lightness.
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Sentiment

Maudlin emotion; sentimentality
"He called her 'beloved madame,' and many other endearments, delivered with gallant mushiness, irony damascened with sentiment" (Robert D. Richardson).
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Sensation

A state of heightened interest or emotion
"The anticipation produced in me a sensation somewhat between bliss and fear" (James Weldon Johnson).
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Sentiment

The thought or emotion that underlies a remark or gesture
The child's gift was ridiculous, but the sentiment behind it moved the mother to tears.
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Sensation

A state of intense public interest and excitement
"The purser made a sensation as sailors like to do, by predicting a storm" (Evelyn Waugh).
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Sentiment

The expression of delicate and sensitive feeling, especially in art and literature.
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Sensation

A cause of such interest and excitement
The band's new singer is a sensation.
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Sentiment

A general thought, feeling, or sense.
The sentiment emerged that we were acting too soon.
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Sensation

A physical feeling or perception from something that comes into contact with the body; something sensed.
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Sentiment

(uncountable) Feelings, especially tender feelings, as apart from reason or judgment, or of a weak or foolish kind.
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Sensation

A widespread reaction of interest or excitement.
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Sentiment

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.
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 coöperation of our rational powers and of our moral feelings.
Alike to council or the assembly came,With equal souls and sentiments the same.
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Sensation

A small serving of gin or sherry.
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Sentiment

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.
Sentiments of philosophers about the perception of external objects.
Sentiment, as here and elsewhere employed by Reid in the meaning of opinion (sententia), is not to be imitated.
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Sensation

An impression, or the consciousness of an impression, made upon the central nervous organ, through the medium of a sensory or afferent nerve or one of the organs of sense; a feeling, or state of consciousness, whether agreeable or disagreeable, produced either by an external object (stimulus), or by some change in the internal state of the body.
Perception is only a special kind of knowledge, and sensation a special kind of feeling. . . . Knowledge and feeling, perception and sensation, though always coexistent, are always in the inverse ratio of each other.
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Sentiment

A sentence, or passage, considered as the expression of a thought; a maxim; a saying; a toast.
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Sensation

A purely spiritual or psychical affection; agreeable or disagreeable feelings occasioned by objects that are not corporeal or material.
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Sentiment

Sensibility; feeling; tender susceptibility.
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.
Less of sentiment than sense.
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Sensation

A state of excited interest or feeling, or that which causes it.
The sensation caused by the appearance of that work is still remembered by many.
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Sentiment

Tender, romantic, or nostalgic feeling or emotion
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Sensation

An unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation;
A sensation of touch
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Sentiment

A personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty;
My opinion differs from yours
What are your thoughts on Haiti?
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Sensation

Someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
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Sensation

A general feeling of excitement and heightened interest;
Anticipation produced in me a sensation somewhere between hope and fear
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Sensation

A state of widespread public excitement and interest;
The news caused a sensation
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Sensation

The faculty through which the external world is apprehended;
In the dark he had to depend on touch and on his senses of smell and hearing
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