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feel·ing

 (fē′lĭng)
n.
1.
a. The sense of touch: lost feeling in a toe.
b. A sensation experienced through this sense: enjoyed the feeling of rain on my face.
c. A physical sensation other than one experienced though touch: a feeling of warmth.
2.
a. An emotion, such as joy or sorrow: a feeling of loss.
b. Strong mental agitation or excitement involving the emotions: eyes that showed deep feeling.
c. An emotion of affection; a fondness: Does she have feelings for you?
3.
a. The capacity to experience refined emotions; sensitivity; sensibility: a man of feeling.
b. feelings Susceptibility to emotional response; sensibilities: The child's feelings are easily hurt.
4. An awareness or impression: He had the feeling that he was being followed.
5. An opinion based strongly on emotion; sentiment: voters' feelings on tax reform. See Synonyms at view.
6.
a. A general impression conveyed by a person, place, or thing: This office has the feeling of a fortress.
b. The emotions thought to be conveyed or intended by a work of art: the painting's feeling of anguish.
7.
a. Appreciative regard or understanding: has no feeling for propriety.
b. Intuitive awareness or aptitude; a feel: has a feeling for language.
adj.
1. Easily moved emotionally; sympathetic: a feeling heart.
2. Expressive of sensibility or emotion: a feeling glance.

feel′ing·ly adv.

feeling

(ˈfiːlɪŋ)
n
1. (Physiology) the sense of touch
2. (Physiology)
a. the ability to experience physical sensations, such as heat, pain, etc
b. the sensation so experienced
3. (Psychology) a state of mind
4. a physical or mental impression: a feeling of warmth.
5. fondness; sympathy: to have a great deal of feeling for someone.
6. an ability to feel deeply: a person of feeling.
7. a sentiment: a feeling that the project is feasible.
8. an impression or mood; atmosphere: the feeling of a foreign city.
9. an emotional disturbance, esp anger or dislike: a lot of bad feeling about the increase in taxes.
10. intuitive appreciation and understanding: a feeling for words.
11. sensibility in the performance of something
12. (plural) emotional or moral sensitivity, as in relation to principles or personal dignity (esp in the phrase hurt or injure the feelings of)
13. have feelings for to be emotionally or sexually attracted to
adj
14. sentient; sensitive
15. expressing or containing emotion
16. warm-hearted; sympathetic
ˈfeelingly adv

feel•ing

(ˈfi lɪŋ)

n.
1. the function or the power of perceiving by touch or by any physical sensation not connected with sight, hearing, taste, or smell.
2. a particular sensation of this kind: a feeling of warmth.
3. the general state of consciousness considered independently of particular sensations, thoughts, etc.
4. a consciousness or vague awareness: a feeling of inferiority.
5. an emotion or emotional perception or attitude: a feeling of joy.
6. capacity for emotion, esp. compassion.
7. a sentiment; attitude; opinion: The general feeling was in favor of the proposal.
8. feelings, sensibilities; susceptibilities: to hurt one's feelings.
9. fine emotional endowment.
10.
a. emotion or sympathetic perception revealed by an artist in his or her work: a poem without feeling.
b. the general impression conveyed by a work: a painting with a romantic feeling.
c. sympathetic appreciation, as of music: to play with feeling.
adj.
11. sensitive; sentient.
12. readily affected by emotion; sympathetic: a feeling heart.
13. indicating or characterized by emotion: a feeling reply to the charge.
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feel′ing•ly, adv.
feel′ing•ness, n.
syn: feeling, emotion, passion, sentiment refer to pleasurable or painful sensations experienced when one is stirred to sympathy, anger, fear, love, grief, etc. feeling is a general term for a subjective point of view as well as for specific sensations: to be guided by feeling rather than by facts; a feeling of pride, of dismay. emotion is applied to an intensified feeling: agitated by emotion. passion is strong or violent emotion, often so overpowering that it masters the mind or judgment: stirred to a passion of anger. sentiment is a mixture of thought and feeling, esp. refined or tender feeling: Recollections are often colored by sentiment.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.feeling - the experiencing of affective and emotional statesfeeling - 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"
state - the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"
affect - the conscious subjective aspect of feeling or emotion
emotion - any strong feeling
thing - a persistent illogical feeling of desire or aversion; "he has a thing about seafood"; "she has a thing about him"
glow - a feeling of considerable warmth; "the glow of new love"; "a glow of regret"
faintness - a feeling of faintness and of being ready to swoon
soulfulness, soul - deep feeling or emotion
passion, passionateness - a strong feeling or emotion
sentiment - tender, romantic, or nostalgic feeling or emotion
complex - (psychoanalysis) a combination of emotions and impulses that have been rejected from awareness but still influence a person's behavior
ambivalence, ambivalency - mixed feelings or emotions
apathy - an absence of emotion or enthusiasm
desire - the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state
sexual urge, sex - all of the feelings resulting from the urge to gratify sexual impulses; "he wanted a better sex life"; "the film contained no sex or violence"
pleasure, pleasance - a fundamental feeling that is hard to define but that people desire to experience; "he was tingling with pleasure"
painfulness, pain - emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid; "the pain of loneliness"
pang, stab, twinge - a sudden sharp feeling; "pangs of regret"; "she felt a stab of excitement"; "twinges of conscience"
liking - a feeling of pleasure and enjoyment; "I've always had a liking for reading"; "she developed a liking for gin"
dislike - a feeling of aversion or antipathy; "my dislike of him was instinctive"
gratitude - a feeling of thankfulness and appreciation; "he was overwhelmed with gratitude for their help"
ingratitude, ungratefulness - a lack of gratitude
unconcern - a feeling of lack of concern
shame - a painful emotion resulting from an awareness of inadequacy or guilt
pride, pridefulness - a feeling of self-respect and personal worth
humbleness, humility - a humble feeling; "he was filled with humility at the sight of the Pope"
amazement, astonishment - the feeling that accompanies something extremely surprising; "he looked at me in astonishment"
devastation - the feeling of being confounded or overwhelmed; "her departure left him in utter devastation"
expectation - the feeling that something is about to happen
levity - feeling an inappropriate lack of seriousness
solemnity, gravity - a solemn and dignified feeling
sensitiveness, sensitivity - sensitivity to emotional feelings (of self and others)
agitation - the feeling of being agitated; not calm
calmness - a feeling of calm; an absence of agitation or excitement
fearlessness, bravery - feeling no fear
happiness - emotions experienced when in a state of well-being
sadness, unhappiness - emotions experienced when not in a state of well-being
hope - the general feeling that some desire will be fulfilled; "in spite of his troubles he never gave up hope"
despair - the feeling that everything is wrong and nothing will turn out well; "they moaned in despair and dismay"; "one harsh word would send her into the depths of despair"
affection, affectionateness, philia, warmness, warmheartedness, fondness, tenderness, heart - a positive feeling of liking; "he had trouble expressing the affection he felt"; "the child won everyone's heart"; "the warmness of his welcome made us feel right at home"
humour, mood, temper, humor - a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling; "whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time"; "he was in a bad humor"
fellow feeling, sympathy - sharing the feelings of others (especially feelings of sorrow or anguish)
enthusiasm - a feeling of excitement
2.feeling - 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"
idea, thought - the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about; "it was not a good idea"; "the thought never entered my mind"
presence - the impression that something is present; "he felt the presence of an evil force"
effect - an impression (especially one that is artificial or contrived); "he just did it for effect"
first blush - at the first glimpse or impression; "at first blush the idea possesses considerable intuitive appeal but on closer examination it fails"
hunch, suspicion, intuition - an impression that something might be the case; "he had an intuition that something had gone wrong"
3.feeling - the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on peoplefeeling - 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"
ambiance, ambience, atmosphere - a particular environment or surrounding influence; "there was an atmosphere of excitement"
Hollywood - a flashy vulgar tone or atmosphere believed to be characteristic of the American film industry; "some people in publishing think of theirs as a glamorous medium so they copy the glitter of Hollywood"
Zeitgeist - the spirit of the time; the spirit characteristic of an age or generation
4.feeling - 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"
somaesthesia, somatesthesia, somatic sensation, somesthesia - the perception of tactual or proprioceptive or gut sensations; "he relied on somesthesia to warn him of pressure changes"
tightness, constriction - a tight feeling in some part of the body; "he felt a constriction in her chest"; "she felt an alarming tightness in her chest"; "emotion caused a constriction of his throat"
5.feeling - the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skinfeeling - the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin; "she likes the touch of silk on her skin"; "the surface had a greasy feeling"
perception - the process of perceiving
creepiness - an uneasy sensation as of insects creeping on your skin
cutaneous sensation, haptic sensation, skin sensation - a sensation localized on the skin
6.feeling - an intuitive understanding of something; "he had a great feeling for music"
intuition - instinctive knowing (without the use of rational processes)
sprachgefuhl - an intuitive feeling for the natural idiom of a language; "Dubyuh has no sprachgefuhl"

feeling

noun
1. emotion, sentiment Strong feelings of pride welled up in me.
2. opinion, view, attitude, belief, point of view, instinct, inclination She has strong feelings about the growth in violence.
3. passion, heat, emotion, intensity, warmth, sentimentality a voice that trembles with feeling
4. ardour, love, care, affection, warmth, tenderness, fondness, fervour He never lost his feeling for her.
6. sensation, sense, impression, awareness Focus on the feeling of relaxation.
7. sense of touch, sense, perception, sensation, feel, touch After the accident he had no feeling in his legs.
8. impression, idea, sense, notion, suspicion, consciousness, hunch, apprehension, inkling, presentiment I have a feeling that everything will come right for us.
9. atmosphere, mood, aura, ambience, feel, air, quality, vibes (slang) a feeling of opulence and grandeur
10. flair, feel, ability, talent, gift, mastery, knack, aptitude He had a lovely tenor voice and a real feeling for music.
plural noun emotions, ego, self-esteem, sensibilities, susceptibilities, sensitivities He was afraid of hurting my feelings.
adjective
1. caring, understanding, soft, sensitive, gentle, tender, sympathetic, compassionate, considerate He is a very warm and feeling person.
bad feeling hostility, anger, dislike, resentment, bitterness, distrust, enmity, ill feeling, ill will, upset There's been some bad feeling between them.
fellow feeling sympathy, understanding, concern, care, pity, compassion, feeling, empathy There is genuine fellow feeling for the victims.
hard feelings resentment, hostility, hatred, malice, acrimony, ill feeling(s) I have no hard feelings towards him.

feeling

noun
1. A particular sensation conveyed by means of physical contact:
2. The faculty or ability to perceive tactile stimulation:
3. An act of touching:
4. The capacity for or an act of responding to a stimulus:
5. A general cast of mind with regard to something:
6. A complex and usually strong subjective response, such as love or hate:
7. The quality or condition of being emotionally and intuitively sensitive:
8. Something believed or accepted as true by a person:
9. A general impression produced by a predominant quality or characteristic:
10. Intuitive cognition:
adjective
1. Cognizant of and comprehending the needs, feelings, problems, and views of others:
2. Readily stirred by emotion:
Translations
إحْساسإعتِقاد، شُعورشُعورشُعُورشُعور، حُنو، إحساس
pocitsympatievzrušenícitcity
følelsefornemmelse
sento
meeleolutunne
tunnetuntemus
osjećaj
érzelemérzésérzet
geîshræring, uppnám; tilfinningasemitilfinningtilfinning, kenndtilfinning; hugboî; skoîuntilfinningar
気持ち
느낌
občutekobčutje
känslakänslorsensation
ความรู้สึก
cảm giác

feeling

[ˈfiːlɪŋ] N
1. (physical) → sensación f
a cold feelinguna sensación de frío
to have no feeling in one's arm; have lost all feeling in one's armno sentir un brazo
2. (= emotion) → sentimiento m
bad or ill feelingrencor m, hostilidad f
to speak/sing with feelinghablar/cantar con sentimiento
she showed no feeling for himse mostró totalmente indiferente con él
3. feelingssentimientos mpl
to appeal to sb's finer feelingsapelar a los sentimientos nobles de algn
no hard feelings!¡todo olvidado!
to have feelings for sbquerer a algn
to hurt sb's feelingsherir los sentimientos de algn, ofender a algn
you can imagine my feelings!¡ya te puedes imaginar cómo me sentía!
feelings ran high about itcausó mucha controversia
to relieve one's feelingsdesahogarse
to spare sb's feelingsno herir los sentimientos de algn
see also fine A3
4. (= impression) → impresión f, sensación f
a feeling of security/isolationuna sensación de seguridad/aislamiento
I have a (funny) feeling thattengo la (extraña) sensación de que ...
I get the feeling thatme da la impresión de que ...
5. (= opinion) → opinión f
there was a general feeling thatla opinión general era que ...
our feelings do not matternuestras opiniones no valen para nada
what are your feelings about the matter?¿qué opinasdel asunto?
my feeling is thatcreo que ...
6. (= sensitivity) → sensibilidad f
a man of feelingun hombre sensible
7. (= aptitude) to have a feeling for musictener talento para la música
he has no feeling for musicno sabe apreciar la música

feeling

[ˈfiːlɪŋ]
n
(physical)sensation f
a burning feeling → une sensation de brûlure
to have no feeling in sth
After the accident he had no feeling in his legs → Après l'accident, il ne sentait plus ses jambes.
[satisfaction, jealousy, hostility] → sentiment m
a feeling of satisfaction → un sentiment de satisfaction
bad feeling → animosité f
I know the feeling → je sais ce que c'est
(= opinion) → sentiment m
my feeling is that ... → j'estime que ...
(= impression) → sentiment m
I have a feeling that ... → j'ai le sentiment que ..., j'ai l'impression que ...
(= sensitivity) → sensibilité f feelings
npl
(= sensibilities) → sentiments mpl
to hurt sb's feelings → blesser qn
(= emotions) → sentiments mpl
feelings were running high → les passions se déchaînaient
Feelings ran high about it → Cela a déchaîné les passions.
no hard feelings (= no resentment) (said during argument)sans rancune
There were no hard feelings on either side → Il n'y avait de rancune ni d'un côté ni de l'autre.
(= attitude) feelings towards sb → sentiments à l'égard de qn
feelings about sth → sentiments à propos de qch
What are your feelings about the matter? → Quels sont vos sentiments sur cette question?
to make one's feelings clear → exprimer ses sentiments
to have strong feelings about sth (= definite views) → avoir des idées arrêtées sur qch
to have mixed feelings about sb/sth → avoir des sentiments mitigés à propos de qn/qch
(= attraction) to have feelings for sb → avoir des sentiments pour qnfee-paying school nétablissement m (d'enseignement) privé

feeling

n
(= sense of touch)Gefühl nt, → Empfindung f; I’ve lost all feeling in my right armich habe kein Gefühl mehr im rechten Arm
(= physical, mental sensation, emotion)Gefühl nt; a feeling of pain/warmthein Gefühl ntdes Schmerzes/der Wärme; I had a feeling of isolationich kam mir ganz isoliert vor; he doesn’t have much feeling for his sisterer hat nicht viel für seine Schwester übrig; his voice trembled with feelingseine Stimme bebte vor Gefühl; I know the feelingich weiß, wie das ist
(= presentiment)(Vor)gefühl nt; I’ve a funny feeling she won’t comeich hab so das Gefühl, dass sie nicht kommt
(= opinion: also feelings) → Meinung f, → Ansicht f(on zu); there was a general feeling that …man war allgemein der Ansicht, dass …; ill or bad feelingVerstimmung f; good feelingWohlwollen nt; there’s been a lot of bad feeling about this decisionwegen dieser Entscheidung hat es viel böses Blut gegeben
(= talent)Gefühl nt
feelingsGefühle pl; to have feelings for somebodyGefühle für jdn haben; you’ve hurt his feelingsSie haben ihn verletzt; no hard feelings!ich nehme es dir nicht übel; no hard feelings?nimm es mir nicht übel

feeling

[ˈfiːlɪŋ] n
a. (physical) → senso, sensazione f
a cold feeling → una sensazione di freddo
to have no or to have lost all feeling in one's arm → aver perso completamente la sensibilità in un braccio
b. (emotion) → sentimento, emozione f; (sensitivity) → sensibilità
bad or ill feeling → ostilità, rancore m
to speak/sing with feeling → parlare/cantare con sentimento
he shows no feeling for her → non mostra nessuna simpatia per lei
a woman of great feeling → una donna molto sensibile
what are your feelings about the matter? → che cosa ne pensi?
you can imagine my feelings → puoi immaginare quello che sento/ho sentito
to hurt sb's feelings → offendere i sentimenti di qn, ferire qn
feelings ran high about it → la cosa aveva provocato grande eccitazione
no hard feelings! → senza rancore!
c. (impression) → senso, impressione f
a feeling of security/isolation → un senso di sicurezza/di isolamento
my feeling is that ... → ho l'impressione che...
I have a (funny) feeling that ... → ho la (strana) sensazione che...
I got the feeling that ... → ho avuto l'impressione che...
there was a general feeling that ... → il sentimento generale era che...

feel

(fiːl) past tense, past participle felt (felt) verb
1. to become aware of (something) by the sense of touch. She felt his hand on her shoulder.
2. to find out the shape, size, texture etc of something by touching, usually with the hands. She felt the parcel carefully.
3. to experience or be aware of (an emotion, sensation etc). He felt a sudden anger.
4. to think (oneself) to be. She feels sick; How does she feel about her work?
5. to believe or consider. She feels that the firm treated her badly.
ˈfeeler noun
(in certain animals, insects etc) an organ for touching, especially one of the two thread-like parts on an insect's head.
ˈfeeling noun
1. power and ability to feel. I have no feeling in my little finger.
2. something that one feels physically. a feeling of great pain.
3. (usually in plural) something that one feels in one's mind. His angry words hurt my feelings; a feeling of happiness.
4. an impression or belief. I have a feeling that the work is too hard.
5. affection. He has no feeling for her now.
6. emotion. He spoke with great feeling.
feel as if / as though
to have the sensation (physical or mental) or feeling that. I feel as if I am going to be sick; She feels as though she has known him for years.
feel like
1. to have the feelings that one would have if one were. I feel like a princess in this beautiful dress; He felt like an idiot (= He felt very foolish).
2. to feel that one would like to (have, do etc). I feel like a drink; Do you feel like going to the cinema?
feel one's way
to find one's way by feeling. I had to feel my way to the door in the dark.
get the feel of
to become accustomed to. to get the feel of a new job.

feeling

شُعُور pocit følelse Gefühl αίσθηση sensación tunne sentiment osjećaj sentimento 気持ち 느낌 gevoel følelse uczucie sentimento чувство känsla ความรู้สึก duygu cảm giác 感觉

feel·ing

n. sensación; [emotion] sentimiento, emoción, sensibilidad.

feeling

n (sensation) sensación f; (emotion) sentimiento, emoción f; (sense of touch) sensibilidad f; feeling of warmth..sensación de calor… strong feelings sentimientos fuertes…Have you lost feeling in your feet?..¿Ha perdido la sensibilidad en los pies?
References in classic literature ?
He knew my father years ago, and he sent me a polite note this afternoon, saying he hoped I would allow him to express his friendly feeling toward my children by sending them a few trifles in honor of the day.
In their feeling for the boys under their charge such men are not unlike the finer sort of women in their love of men.
No suspicious flourishes now of apology or concern; it was the language of real feeling towards Mrs.
And all this series of calamities from one little accident in the process of Feeling.
Upon my word," said Caderousse, from whose mind the friendly treatment of Dantes, united with the effect of the excellent wine he had partaken of, had effaced every feeling of envy or jealousy at Dantes' good fortune, -- "upon my word, Dantes is a downright good fellow, and when I see him sitting there beside his pretty wife that is so soon to be.
Goodbye, Makar Alexievitch, for I have come to the end of all I had to say, and am feeling too unwell to write more.
She paused, and saw with no slight indignation that he was listening with an air which proved him wholly unmoved by any feeling of remorse.
When Arthur Donnithorne landed at Liverpool and read the letter from his Aunt Lydia, briefly announcing his grand-father's death, his first feeling was, "Poor Grandfather
And so the days passed on: I witnessed Bertha's engagement and heard her marriage discussed as if I were under a conscious nightmare--knowing it was a dream that would vanish, but feeling stifled under the grasp of hard-clutching fingers.
I can enjoy feeling melancholy, and there is a good deal of satisfaction about being thoroughly miserable; but nobody likes a fit of the blues.
It is a passive feeling capable of being roused for any object, as the vine can grow on any tree; and the wisdom of the world recognises its strength when it urges a girl to marry the man who wants her with the assurance that love will follow.
It was a great affection that he felt for her, and he liked her company; it was curiously soothing; and he had a feeling for her which seemed to him ridiculous to entertain towards a shop-girl of nineteen: he respected her.