feelingness

feelingness

(ˈfiːlɪŋnəs)
n
an emotional character or quality
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A 1997 Wall Street Journal editorial coined the phrase "psychotherapeutic feelingness" to evoke the aesthetic of reading at work in the "Oprahfication" of literature ("Queen" KIT).
Karl characterizes sentimentalism: "There is a growth of pity and compassion for others, part of the 'feelingness' each individual was expected to have toward his fellow sufferers; similarly, characters are judged by their ability to feel, not solely by their achievements or lineage" (221).
One of his most prominent methods is sensibility--an irrational "feelingness" that causes even Sterne to have a wry grin at himself.