'Feeling' definitions:

Definition of 'feeling'

(from WordNet)
The experiencing of affective and emotional states; "she had a feeling of euphoria"; "he had terrible feelings of guilt"; "I disliked him and the feeling was mutual"
A vague idea in which some confidence is placed; "his impression of her was favorable"; "what are your feelings about the crisis?"; "it strengthened my belief in his sincerity"; "I had a feeling that she was lying" [syn: impression, feeling, belief, notion, opinion]
The general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people; "the feel of the city excited him"; "a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting"; "it had the smell of treason" [syn: spirit, tone, feel, feeling, flavor, flavour, look, smell]
A physical sensation that you experience; "he had a queasy feeling"; "I had a strange feeling in my leg"; "he lost all feeling in his arm"
The sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin; "she likes the touch of silk on her skin"; "the surface had a greasy feeling" [syn: touch, touch sensation, tactual sensation, tactile sensation, feeling]
An intuitive understanding of something; "he had a great feeling for music" [syn: feeling, intuitive feeling]

Definition of 'Feeling'

  • Feel \Feel\ (f[=e]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Felt (f[e^]lt); p. pr. & vb. n. Feeling.] [AS. f[=e]lan; akin to OS. gif[=o]lian to perceive, D. voelen to feel, OHG. fuolen, G. f["u]hlen, Icel. f[=a]lma to grope, and prob. to AS. folm palm of the hand, L. palma. Cf. Fumble, Palm.]
  • 1. To perceive by the touch; to take cognizance of by means of the nerves of sensation distributed all over the body, especially by those of the skin; to have sensation excited by contact of (a thing) with the body or limbs. [1913 Webster]
  • Who feel Those rods of scorpions and those whips of steel. --Creecn. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. To touch; to handle; to examine by touching; as, feel this piece of silk; hence, to make trial of; to test; often with out. [1913 Webster]
  • Come near, . . . that I may feel thee, my son. --Gen. xxvii. 21. [1913 Webster]
  • He hath this to feel my affection to your honor. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
  • 3. To perceive by the mind; to have a sense of; to experience; to be affected by; to be sensible of, or sensitive to; as, to feel pleasure; to feel pain. [1913 Webster]
  • Teach me to feel another's woe. --Pope. [1913 Webster]
  • Whoso keepeth the commandment shall feel no evil thing. --Eccl. viii. 5. [1913 Webster]
  • He best can paint them who shall feel them most. --Pope. [1913 Webster]
  • Mankind have felt their strength and made it felt. --Byron. [1913 Webster]
  • 4. To take internal cognizance of; to be conscious of; to have an inward persuasion of. [1913 Webster]
  • For then, and not till then, he felt himself. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
  • 5. To perceive; to observe. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]
  • To feel the helm (Naut.), to obey it. [1913 Webster]

Definition of 'Feeling'

  • Feeling \Feel"ing\, a.
  • 1. Possessing great sensibility; easily affected or moved; as, a feeling heart. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. Expressive of great sensibility; attended by, or evincing, sensibility; as, he made a feeling representation of his wrongs. [1913 Webster]

Definition of 'Feeling'

  • Feeling \Feel"ing\, n.
  • 1. The sense by which the mind, through certain nerves of the body, perceives external objects, or certain states of the body itself; that one of the five senses which resides in the general nerves of sensation distributed over the body, especially in its surface; the sense of touch; nervous sensibility to external objects. [1913 Webster]
  • Why was the sight To such a tender ball as the eye confined, . . . And not, as feeling, through all parts diffused? --Milton. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. An act or state of perception by the sense above described; an act of apprehending any object whatever; an act or state of apprehending the state of the soul itself; consciousness. [1913 Webster]
  • The apprehension of the good Gives but the greater feeling to the worse. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
  • 3. The capacity of the soul for emotional states; a high degree of susceptibility to emotions or states of the sensibility not dependent on the body; as, a man of feeling; a man destitute of feeling. [1913 Webster]
  • 4. Any state or condition of emotion; the exercise of the capacity for emotion; any mental state whatever; as, a right or a wrong feeling in the heart; our angry or kindly feelings; a feeling of pride or of humility. [1913 Webster]
  • A fellow feeling makes one wondrous kind. --Garrick. [1913 Webster]
  • Tenderness for the feelings of others. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]
  • 5. That quality of a work of art which embodies the mental emotion of the artist, and is calculated to affect similarly the spectator. --Fairholt.
  • Syn: Sensation; emotion; passion; sentiment; agitation; opinion. See Emotion, Passion, Sentiment. [1913 Webster]

Synonyms of 'feeling'

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