What does Feeling mean?
Definitions for Feeling
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word 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"
impression, feeling, belief, notion, opinionnoun
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"
spirit, tone, feel, feeling, flavor, flavour, look, smellnoun
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"
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"
touch, touch sensation, tactual sensation, tactile sensation, feelingnoun
the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin
"she likes the touch of silk on her skin"; "the surface had a greasy feeling"
feeling, intuitive feelingnoun
an intuitive understanding of something
"he had a great feeling for music"
Sensation, particularly through the skin.
The wool on my arm produced a strange feeling.
The house gave me a feeling of dread.
Emotional state or well-being.
You really hurt my feelings when you said that.
Emotional attraction or desire.
Many people still have feelings for their first love.
He has no feeling for what he can say to somebody in such a fragile emotional condition.
An opinion, an attitude.
Despite the rough voice, the coach is surprisingly feeling.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from feel.
Why was the sight
To such a tender ball as th’ eye confin’d?
So obvious and so easy to be quench’d,
And not, as feeling, through all parts diffus’d,
That she might look at will through ev’ry pore. John Milton.
The apprehension of the good,
Gives but the greater feeling to the worse. William Shakespeare, Rich. II.
Their king, out of a princely feeling, was sparing and compassionate towards his subjects. Francis Bacon, Henry VII.
Great persons had need to borrow other men’s opinions to think themselves happy; for if they judge by their own feeling, they cannot find it. Francis Bacon, Essays.
As we learn what belongs to the body by the evidence of sense, so we learn what belongs to the soul by an inward consciousness, which may be called a sort of internal feeling. Isaac Watts.
Etymology: from feel.
O wretched state of man in self-division!
O well thou say’st a feeling declaration
Thy tongue hath made of Cupid’s deep incision. Philip Sidney.
Thy wailing words do much my spirits move,
They uttered are in such a feeling fashion. Philip Sidney, b. ii.
Write ’till your ink be dry, and with your tears
Moist it again; and frame some feeling line,
That may discover such integrity. William Shakespeare, Two Gent. of Verona.
A most poor man made tame to fortune’s blows,
Who, by the art of known and feeling sorrows,
Am pregnant to good pity. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
I had a feeling sense
Of all your royal favours; but this last
Strikes through my heart. Thomas Southerne.
possessing great sensibility; easily affected or moved; as, a feeling heart
expressive of great sensibility; attended by, or evincing, sensibility; as, he made a feeling representation of his wrongs
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
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
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
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
that quality of a work of art which embodies the mental emotion of the artist, and is calculated to affect similarly the spectator
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.
An intuitive understanding.
They had a feeling the news of their impending wedding would be so well received by their families.
Submitted by MaryC on January 18, 2020
Definition for feeling is also vibe.
Verb form of the word feel.
The feeling was one of unity, support, truth, justice, love, balance, peace and power to us all as one intelligent being.
Submitted by MaryC on March 21, 2020
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Feeling' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1476
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Feeling' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1317
Rank popularity for the word 'Feeling' in Nouns Frequency: #351
Anagrams for Feeling »
The numerical value of Feeling in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of Feeling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of Feeling in a Sentence
I want to cry right now, black man in America, supposed to keep what you're feeling inside right now.
I think that, from head to toe, I hit that feeling of patriotism that I was aiming for.
It's showing up in schools. Ask the principals. They'll tell you, they're scared. Parents are scared. Everybody in this room is feeling this.
With everything going on, obviously my heart is with the frontline workers and the healthcare providers, and giving them my absolute love and affection, and feeling the weight of what's happening. But at the same time, I'm feeling very blessed that I've had this time to stop and pause, being on tour for three months and traveling and starting a business, it's a lot. So to be able to be home, and stop and pause, and look inward, and connect back to Julianne Hough has been glorious.
I’ve told people before. When I leave a meeting with Kyle, I feel better, i feel more assured. I feel more confident, and I think that’s a feeling that hopefully everyone here and the fans can start to sense as well as they really understand Kyle’s plan going forward.
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Translations for Feeling
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- emosies, emosie, gevoelens, voorgevoel, sensasie, intuïsie, gevoel, gevoelig, sensitiefAfrikaans
- усещане, осезание, чувство, чувства, емоцияBulgarian
- city, pocit, citCzech
- teimlad, teimladau, greddfWelsh
- Emotion, Gefühl, Gefühle, gefühlvoll, einfühlsamGerman
- emocioj, emocio, sentoj, sentemeco, opinio, natura talento, amsento, sento, impreso, sentemaEsperanto
- emoción, intuición, sentimientos, presentimiento, corazonada, sensación, sentimiento, sentimentalSpanish
- tunne, meeleoluEstonian
- احساس, حسPersian
- tunne, tuntemus, tunteellinenFinnish
- intuition, émotion, sentiments, sentiment, impression, sensation, sentimentalFrench
- faireachdainnScottish Gaelic
- הרגשה, רגשות, רגש, רגישה, רגישHebrew
- भावना, जज़्बात, एहसासHindi
- santimanHaitian Creole
- intuíció, érzés, megérzés, érzelem, érzelmek, érzékelés, érzések, együttérző, érzőHungarian
- զգացմունք, զգացումArmenian
- tilfinningar, tilfinningIcelandic
- sensazioni, senso, emozione, emozioni, urtare la suscettibiltà, sentimento, ferire i sentimenti, tatto, intuito, sensazioneItalian
- 恋, 気, 感覚, 感情, 直感, 敏感Japanese
- ههست, هۆشهKurdish
- Gefiller, Gefill, Intuitioun, EmotiounLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- jausmas, emocija, jutimas, pojūtisLithuanian
- emocija, jūtas, sajūtaLatvian
- perasaan, hatiMalay
- følelser, følelseNorwegian
- gevoelens, gevoel, emotie, voorgevoel, gevoeligDutch
- følelsar, følelseNorwegian Nynorsk
- uczucie, uczuciaPolish
- pressentimento, sensação, sentimentos, idéia, impressão, intuição, emoção, sensível, emotivo, sentimentalPortuguese
- sentiment, sentimente, sentimentalRomanian
- чувство, эмоция, симпатия, гордость, самолюбие, ощущение, предчувствие, чувствительныйRussian
- ocjeћaj, osjećaj, osecaj, осећајSerbo-Croatian
- känslor, sensation, känsla, känsligt, känsligSwedish
- అంతర్వాణి, అనుభూతి, భావంTelugu
- duygu, hissetme, his, hassas, duyarlı, duygusalTurkish
- rờ móVietnamese
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