fellow feeling


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fellow feeling

n.
1. Sympathetic awareness of others; rapport.
2. Community of interest.

fellow feeling

n
1. mutual sympathy or friendship
2. an opinion held in common

fel′low feel′ing


n.
1. sympathetic feeling; sympathy.
2. a sense of shared interest.
[1605–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fellow feeling - sharing the feelings of others (especially feelings of sorrow or anguish)
feeling - 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"
concern - a feeling of sympathy for someone or something; "She felt strong concern for those less fortunate"
kindheartedness, kind-heartedness - sympathy arising from a kind heart
compassion, compassionateness - a deep awareness of and sympathy for another's suffering
commiseration, pity, pathos, ruth - a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others; "the blind are too often objects of pity"
compatibility - a feeling of sympathetic understanding
empathy - understanding and entering into another's feelings
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fellow feeling

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