- the function or the power of perceiving by touch.
- physical sensation not connected with sight, hearing, taste, or smell.
- a particular sensation of this kind: a feeling of warmth; a feeling of pain.
- the general state of consciousness considered independently of particular sensations, thoughts, etc.
- a consciousness or vague awareness: a feeling of inferiority.
- an emotion or emotional perception or attitude: a feeling of joy; a feeling of sorrow.
- capacity for emotion, especially compassion: to have great feeling for the sufferings of others.
- a sentiment; attitude; opinion: The general feeling was in favor of the proposal.
- feelings, sensibilities; susceptibilities: to hurt one's feelings.
- fine emotional endowment.
- (in music, art, etc.)
- emotion or sympathetic perception revealed by an artist in his or her work: a poem without feeling.
- the general impression conveyed by a work: a landscape painting with a spacious feeling.
- sympathetic appreciation, as of music: to play with feeling.
- sensitive; sentient.
- readily affected by emotion; sympathetic: a feeling heart.
- indicating or characterized by emotion: a feeling reply to the charge.
Origin of feeling
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Examples from the Web for non-feeling
What woman cares for that, so long that the strangeness is in the way of feeling, and not in the way of non-feeling?Plain Mary Smith
Henry Wallace Phillips
- the sense of touch
- the ability to experience physical sensations, such as heat, pain, etc
- the sensation so experienced
- a state of mind
- a physical or mental impressiona feeling of warmth
- fondness; sympathyto have a great deal of feeling for someone
- an ability to feel deeplya person of feeling
- a sentimenta feeling that the project is feasible
- an impression or mood; atmospherethe feeling of a foreign city
- an emotional disturbance, esp anger or dislikea lot of bad feeling about the increase in taxes
- intuitive appreciation and understandinga feeling for words
- sensibility in the performance of something
- (plural) emotional or moral sensitivity, as in relation to principles or personal dignity (esp in the phrase hurt or injure the feelings of)
- have feelings for to be emotionally or sexually attracted to
- sentient; sensitive
- expressing or containing emotion
- warm-hearted; sympathetic
Word Origin and History for non-feeling
late 12c., "act of touching, sense of touch," verbal noun from feel (v.). Meaning "emotion" is mid-14c. Meaning "what one feels (about something), opinion" is from mid-15c. Meaning "capacity to feel" is from 1580s. Related: Feelingly.
- The sensation involving perception by touch.
- A physical sensation, as of pain.
- An affective state of consciousness, such as that resulting from emotions, sentiments, or desires.