Definition of Feeling

1. Noun. The experiencing of affective and emotional states. "I disliked him and the feeling was mutual"




2. Noun. A vague idea in which some confidence is placed. "I had a feeling that she was lying"
Exact synonyms: Belief, Impression, Notion, Opinion
Generic synonyms: Idea, Thought
Specialized synonyms: Presence, Effect, First Blush, Hunch, Intuition, Suspicion
Derivative terms: Believe, Feel, Impressionistic

3. Noun. The general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people. "It had the smell of treason"
Exact synonyms: Feel, Flavor, Flavour, Look, Smell, Spirit, Tone
Generic synonyms: Ambiance, Ambience, Atmosphere
Specialized synonyms: Hollywood, Zeitgeist
Derivative terms: Feel, Feel, Feel, Look, Spirit, Spiritize

4. Noun. A physical sensation that you experience. "He lost all feeling in his arm"
Generic synonyms: Somaesthesia, Somatesthesia, Somatic Sensation, Somesthesia
Specialized synonyms: Constriction, Tightness
Derivative terms: Feel

5. Noun. The sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin. "The surface had a greasy feeling"
Exact synonyms: Tactile Sensation, Tactual Sensation, Touch, Touch Sensation
Generic synonyms: Perception
Specialized synonyms: Creepiness, Cutaneous Sensation, Haptic Sensation, Skin Sensation
Derivative terms: Feel, Touch

6. Noun. An intuitive understanding of something. "He had a great feeling for music"
Exact synonyms: Intuitive Feeling
Generic synonyms: Intuition
Specialized synonyms: Sprachgefuhl

Definition of Feeling

1. a. Possessing great sensibility; easily affected or moved; as, a feeling heart.

2. n. 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.

Definition of Feeling

1. Adjective. Emotionally sensitive. ¹

2. Noun. Sensation, particularly through the skin. ¹

3. Noun. Emotion; impression. ¹

4. Noun. (context: always plural) Emotional state or well-being. ¹

5. Noun. (context: always plural) Emotional attraction or desire. ¹

6. Noun. Intuition. ¹

7. Noun. An opinion, an attitude. ¹

8. Verb. (present participle of feel) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Feeling

1. the function or power of perceiving by touch [n -S]

Medical Definition of Feeling

1. 1. Possessing great sensibility; easily affected or moved; as, a feeling heart. 2. Expressive of great sensibility; attended by, or evincing, sensibility; as, he made a feeling representation of his wrongs. 1. 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. "Why was the sight To such a tender ball as the eye confined, . . . And not, as feeling, through all parts diffused?" (Milton) 2. 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 apprehension of the good Gives but the greater feeling to the worse." (Shak) 3. 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. 4. 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. "A fellow feeling makes one wondrous kind." (Garrick) "Tenderness for the feelings of others." (Macaulay) 5. That quality of a work of art which embodies the mental emotion of the artist, and is calculated to affect similarly the spectator. (Fairholt) Synonym: Sensation, emotion, passion, sentiment, agitation, opinion. See Emotion, Passion, Sentiment. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Feeling

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feeling (current term)
feeling of movement
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Literary usage of Feeling

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Psychology, General Introduction by Charles Hubbard Judd (1917)
"When explaining the feelings, we discovered that whatever'' runs counter to the organized nature of the individual will arouse a disagreeable feeling. ..."

2. The Montessori method: Scientific Pedagogy as Applied to Child Education in by Maria Montessori, Henry Wyman Holmes (1912)
"The children are inspired with a feeling for nature, which is maintained by the marvels of creation — that creation which rewards with a generosity not ..."

3. Daniel Deronda by George Eliot (1876)
"The shocking sense of collision between a strong rush of feeling and the dread of its betrayal found relief at length in big slow tears, which fell without ..."

4. A System of Phrenology by George Combe (1842)
"376 will show that, in the case of the sense of sight, there ix an internal organ in the brain which is connected with vision. feeling OR TOUCH. Da. ..."

5. The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides, Henry Dale, Thomas Arnold (1873)
"... than wo really are ; ' and in accordance with what U told them are men's feeling* also ... preparations most safo which are mado with a feeling of l1. ..."

6. The Psychology of the Emotions by Théodule Ribot (1903)
"AT the outset it may be useful to sketch in rough outline the general evolution of the life of feeling from its humble origin in organic sensibility to its ..."

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