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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.
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?
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.
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.
a. Appreciative regard or understanding: has no feeling for propriety.
b. Intuitive awareness or aptitude; a feel: has a feeling for language.
1. Easily moved emotionally; sympathetic: a feeling heart.
2. Expressive of sensibility or emotion: a feeling glance.

feel′ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.feelings - emotional or moral sensitivity (especially in relation to personal principles or dignity)feelings - emotional or moral sensitivity (especially in relation to personal principles or dignity); "the remark hurt his feelings"
sensitiveness, sensitivity - sensitivity to emotional feelings (of self and others)
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Beth's bundle was such a funny one that everybody wanted to laugh, but nobody did, for it would have hurt her feelings very much.
She was in love with Ed Handby, bartender in Ed Griffith's Saloon, and went about with the young reporter as a kind of relief to her feelings.
They don't show much emotion, but they have deep feelings.
His prayers reflected what he was thinking about at the time, and it was chiefly through them that we got to know his feelings and his views about things.
Graves bring solemn feelings over the mind," returned the scout, a good deal touched at the calm suffering of his companion; "and they often aid a man in his good intentions; though, for myself, I expect to leave my own bones unburied, to bleach in the woods, or to be torn asunder by the wolves.
He stopped, and added, after a moment's mortifying reflection, "I've been brought up in the woods, Miss Carr, and I suppose I have followed my feelings, instead of the etiquette of society.
When she became sensible of this, it struck her that she could not be very much in love; for in spite of her previous and fixed determination never to quit her father, never to marry, a strong attachment certainly must produce more of a struggle than she could foresee in her own feelings.
Having resolved to do it without loss of time, as his leave of absence extended only to the following Saturday, and having no feelings of diffidence to make it distressing to himself even at the moment, he set about it in a very orderly manner, with all the observances, which he supposed a regular part of the business.
He knew that tree well; it was the boundary mark of his youth--the sign, to him, of the time when some of his earliest, strongest feelings had left him.
He had vanity, which strongly inclined him in the first place to think she did love him, though she might not know it herself; and which, secondly, when constrained at last to admit that she did know her own present feelings, convinced him that he should be able in time to make those feelings what he wished.
She was testing the validity of her epigram in a daring way, and for a moment the shadow of my vision--the Bertha whose soul was no secret to me--passed between me and the radiant girl, the playful sylph whose feelings were a fascinating mystery.
He considered his disposition as of the sort which must suffer heavily, uniting very strong feelings with quiet, serious, and retiring manners, and a decided taste for reading, and sedentary pursuits.