What does feeling mean?

Definitions for feeling
ˈfi lɪŋfeel·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word feeling.

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"

Wiktionary

  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)

    Intuition.

    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

Freebase

  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.

Editors Contribution

  1. feeling

    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  
  2. feeling

    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

  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 for feeling »

  1. fleeing

  2. fine leg

How to pronounce feeling?

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How to say feeling in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of feeling in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of feeling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of feeling in a Sentence

  1. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov:

    I have a feeling that there is a growing recognition of the need to create an effective international coalition to fight Islamic State.

  2. The President:

    My feeling, looking at what's going on with the infection rate, I think it's more likely measured in months rather than weeks.

  3. Harry S Truman:

    Intense feeling too often obscures the truth.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Indeed, pure and true love flow as such a powerful and unforgettable feeling thereupon one neither holds the capability to overcome nor spirit to eradicate; it happens only one time, in life, staying far away from filthy thoughts. Conversely, motivational, and false love collapse and disappear in both ways after success or failure.

  5. San Francisco:

    It was just an incredible feeling.

Images & Illustrations of feeling

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Translations for feeling

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  • emosies, emosie, gevoelens, voorgevoel, sensasie, intuïsie, gevoel, gevoelig, sensitiefAfrikaans
  • شعورArabic
  • hissAzerbaijani
  • пачуццёBelarusian
  • усещане, осезание, чувство, чувства, емоцияBulgarian
  • আবেগBengali
  • city, pocit, citCzech
  • teimlad, teimladau, greddfWelsh
  • følelseDanish
  • Emotion, Gefühl, Gefühle, gefühlvoll, einfühlsamGerman
  • συναίσθημαGreek
  • 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
  • perasaanIndonesian
  • tilfinningar, tilfinningIcelandic
  • sensazioni, senso, emozione, emozioni, urtare la suscettibiltà, sentimento, ferire i sentimenti, tatto, intuito, sensazioneItalian
  • מַרגִישׁHebrew
  • 恋, 気, 感覚, 感情, 直感, 敏感Japanese
  • გრძნობაGeorgian
  • сезімKazakh
  • អារម្មណ៍Khmer
  • 감각Korean
  • هه‌ست, هۆشهKurdish
  • Gefiller, Gefill, Intuitioun, EmotiounLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • ຄວາມຮູ້ສຶກLao
  • jausmas, emocija, jutimas, pojūtisLithuanian
  • emocija, jūtas, sajūtaLatvian
  • чувствоMacedonian
  • perasaan, hatiMalay
  • følelser, følelseNorwegian
  • gevoelens, gevoel, emotie, voorgevoel, gevoeligDutch
  • følelsar, følelseNorwegian Nynorsk
  • følsomNorwegian
  • 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
  • pocitSlovak
  • občutekSlovene
  • ndjenjëAlbanian
  • känslor, sensation, känsla, känsligt, känsligSwedish
  • உணர்வுTamil
  • అంతర్వాణి, అనుభూతి, భావంTelugu
  • ҳисTajik
  • ความรู้สึกThai
  • pakiramdamTagalog
  • duygu, hissetme, his, hassas, duyarlı, duygusalTurkish
  • почуттяUkrainian
  • احساسUrdu
  • rờ móVietnamese
  • געפילYiddish
  • 感覺Chinese

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