feeling

[ fee-ling ]
/ ˈfi lɪŋ /

noun

adjective

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Origin of feeling

Middle English word dating back to 1125–75; see origin at feel, -ing1, -ing2

synonym study for feeling

5. Feeling, emotion, passion, sentiment refer to pleasurable or painful sensations experienced when one is stirred to sympathy, anger, fear, love, grief, etc. Feeling is a general term for a subjective point of view as well as for specific sensations: to be guided by feeling rather than by facts; a feeling of sadness, of rejoicing. Emotion is applied to an intensified feeling: agitated by emotion. Passion is strong or violent emotion, often so overpowering that it masters the mind or judgment: stirred to a passion of anger. Sentiment is a mixture of thought and feeling, especially refined or tender feeling: Recollections are often colored by sentiment.

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British Dictionary definitions for feeling

feeling
/ (ˈfiːlɪŋ) /

noun

adjective

Derived forms of feeling

feelingly, adverb
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Medical definitions for feeling

feeling
[ fēlĭng ]

n.

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.
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