What does sinking feeling mean?

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sink·ing feel·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sinking, sinking feelingnoun

    a feeling caused by uneasiness or apprehension

    "with a sinking heart"; "a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach"


  1. sinking feelingnoun

    A feeling of uneasiness or apprehension

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sinking feeling in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sinking feeling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of sinking feeling in a Sentence

  1. Joe Kennedy:

    A government that struggles to keep itself open. Russia knee-deep in our democracy. An all-out war on environmental protection. A Justice Department rolling back civil rights by the day. Hatred and supremacy proudly marching in our streets. Bullets tearing through our classrooms, concerts, and congregations. Targeting our safest, sacred places, and that nagging, sinking feeling, no matter your political beliefs: This is not right. This is not who we are.

  2. Abdulrahman Al-Dahhan Mourning:

    I built walls up years ago, because the war that happened really messed me up. I did n’t want to get hurt like that again, but with this earthquake, I feel those walls crumbling. I am remembering things I do n’t want to remember, and I ca n’t think of anything else. Others, like Zahra and Ameer Alsamman, say they are struggling with survivor’s guilt, possessed with a relentless, sinking feeling that no matter how much they help it wo n’t be enough.

  3. Eddy Wu:

    You know that sinking feeling when you realize you signed up for something but haven't used it in ages ? at Netflix, the last thing we want is people paying for something they're not using.


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    a custom among some peoples whereby the husband of a pregnant wife is put to bed at the time of bearing the child
    • A. slur
    • B. couvade
    • C. liniment
    • D. auspices

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