- 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.
SYNONYMS FOR feeling
Definition for feeling (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), felt, feel·ing.
verb (used without object), felt, feel·ing.
- to feel sympathy for or compassion toward; empathize with: I know you're disappointed and upset, and I feel for you.
- Southeastern Pennsylvania and Maryland. to have a liking or desire for: If you feel for more pie, just help yourself.
Origin of feel
Related formso·ver·feel, verb, o·ver·felt, o·ver·feel·ing.re·feel, verb, re·felt, re·feel·ing.
Examples from the Web for feeling
Something like fluoride, which is too small for normal filters, yanks away that feeling of agency.
We have to share those feelings of concern that the people are feeling.
I had a feeling that Turkish authorities were closing their eyes.
And who can blame them for feeling disenfranchised when they see their efforts dwarfed by the mega donors.
That act forever sealed his feeling for the Chief, bound it up with the war, with violence, with the gun.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Footsteps again aroused her, and she started up with a feeling of hope animating her to renewed effort.Clemence|Retta Babcock
We tell the child to perform a certain action toward which his own feeling and thought have made no stir whatever.Concerning Children|Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Feeling painfully insignificant and helpless, he turned and left the room.Jupiter Lights|Constance Fenimore Woolson
Reasons enough why this feeling concentrated upon Mexico have already been given, but certain others are in order here.The War With Mexico, Volume I (of 2)|Justin H. Smith
The weather was warm and the command marched slowly, feeling its way as it went.
British Dictionary definitions for feeling (1 of 2)
- the ability to experience physical sensations, such as heat, pain, etc
- the sensation so experienced
Derived Formsfeelingly, adverb
British Dictionary definitions for feeling (2 of 2)
verb feels, feeling or felt (fɛlt)
Word Origin for feel
Medicine definitions for feeling (1 of 2)
Medicine definitions for feeling (2 of 2)
Idioms and Phrases with feeling
In addition to the idioms beginning with feel
- feel bad
- feel blue
- feel for
- feel free
- feel in one's bones
- feel like
- feel like death
- feel like oneself
- feel like two cents
- feel no pain
- feel oneself
- feel one's oats
- feel one's way
- feel out
- feel out of place
- feel put upon
- feel someone up
- feel the pinch
- feel up to
- (feel) at home
- cop a feel
- get the feel of
- (feel) put upon