Definitions for feelingˈfi lɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

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.

    Category: Physiology

  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. emotion or sympathetic perception revealed by an artist in his or her work: the general impression conveyed by a work: sympathetic appreciation, as of music:

    a poem without feeling.

    a painting with a romantic feeling.

    to play with feeling.

    Category: Fine Arts, Music and Dance

  11. (adj.)sensitive; sentient.

  12. readily affected by emotion; sympathetic:

    a feeling heart.

  13. indicating or characterized by emotion:

    a feeling reply to the charge.

* 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.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. feeling(noun)

    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"

  2. impression, feeling, belief, notion, opinion(noun)

    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"

  3. spirit, tone, feel, feeling, flavor, flavour, look, smell(noun)

    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"

  4. feeling(noun)

    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"

  5. touch, touch sensation, tactual sensation, tactile sensation, feeling(noun)

    the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin

    "she likes the touch of silk on her skin"; "the surface had a greasy feeling"

  6. feeling, intuitive feeling(noun)

    an intuitive understanding of something

    "he had a great feeling for music"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. feeling(noun)ˈfi lɪŋ

    sth you feel

    a feeling of anger/happiness/fear; I had the feeling that she didn't want to talk.

  2. feelingˈfi lɪŋ

    indicates you understand how sb feels

    "I think he's mad at me." "Yeah, I know the feeling."

  3. feelingˈfi lɪŋ

    sb's opinion or attitude

    What are your feelings about the new building?

  4. feelingˈfi lɪŋ

    some positive and some negative feelings

    I have mixed feelings about him as president.

  5. feelingˈfi lɪŋ

    to upset or offend sb

    If you tell him you didn't like it, you'll hurt his feelings.

  6. feelingˈfi lɪŋ

    the ability to feel things touching you

    He lost all feeling in his fingers.


  1. feeling(Noun)

    Sensation, particularly through the skin.

    The wool on my arm produced a strange feeling.

  2. feeling(Noun)

    Emotion; impression.

    The house gave me a feeling of dread.

  3. feeling(Noun)

    Emotional state or well-being.

    You really hurt my feelings when you said that.

  4. feeling(Noun)

    Emotional attraction or desire.

    Many people still have feelings for their first love.

  5. feeling(Noun)


    He has no feeling for what he can say to somebody in such a fragile emotional condition.

  6. feeling(Noun)

    An opinion, an attitude.

  7. feeling(Adjective)

    Emotionally sensitive.

    Despite the rough voice, the coach is surprisingly feeling.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Feeling

    of Feel

  2. Feeling(adj)

    possessing great sensibility; easily affected or moved; as, a feeling heart

  3. Feeling(adj)

    expressive of great sensibility; attended by, or evincing, sensibility; as, he made a feeling representation of his wrongs

  4. Feeling(noun)

    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

  5. Feeling(noun)

    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

  6. Feeling(noun)

    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

  7. Feeling(noun)

    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

  8. Feeling(noun)

    that quality of a work of art which embodies the mental emotion of the artist, and is calculated to affect similarly the spectator


  1. Feeling

    Feeling is the nominalization of the verb to feel. The word was first used in the English language to describe the physical sensation of touch through either experience or perception. The word is also used to describe experiences, other than the physical sensation of touch, such as "a feeling of warmth". In psychology, the word is usually reserved for the conscious subjective experience of emotion. Phenomenology and heterophenomenology are philosophical approaches that provide some basis for knowledge of feelings. Many schools of psychotherapy depend on the therapist achieving some kind of understanding of the client's feelings, for which methodologies exist. Some theories of interpersonal relationships also have a role for shared feelings or understanding of another person's feelings. Perception of the physical world does not necessarily result in a universal reaction among receivers, but varies depending on one's tendency to handle the situation, how the situation relates to the receiver's past experiences, and any number of other factors. Feelings are also known as a state of consciousness, such as that resulting from emotions, sentiments or desires.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'feeling' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1476

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'feeling' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1317

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'feeling' in Nouns Frequency: #351

Anagrams of feeling

  1. fleeing

  2. fine leg

Translations for feeling

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


power and ability to feel

I have no feeling in my little finger.

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