the function or the power of perceiving by touch.
physical sensation not connected with sight, hearing, taste, or smell: Deep tissue massage can involve both painful and pleasant feelings.
a particular physical sensation not connected with sight, hearing, taste, or smell: 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: The charity staff have great feeling for the sufferings of others.
fine emotional endowment.
(in music, art, etc.)
emotion or sympathetic perception revealed by an artist in their work: Though elegant, it was a poem without feeling.
the general impression conveyed by a work: Landscape paintings with a spacious feeling are very popular in small homes.
sympathetic appreciation, as of music: The pianist was known for his ability to play with feeling.
- feel·ing·ly, adverb
- feel·ing·ness, noun
- non·feel·ing, adjective
- non·feel·ing·ly, adverb
- un·der·feel·ing, noun
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How to use feeling in a sentence
We wouldn’t get the same feeling at the growth stage versus working with small teams or a single founder.With Goat Capital, Justin Kan and Robin Chan want to keep founding alongside the right teams | Eric Eldon | September 17, 2020 | TechCrunch
Economists tend to have mixed feelings about unions, pointing out their inefficiencies and inflexibilities.Does Anyone Really Know What Socialism Is? (Ep. 408 Rebroadcast) | Stephen J. Dubner | September 17, 2020 | Freakonomics
Every time, I have this feeling that it’s going to be forever.The best thing for back pain is actually more movement | Sara Chodosh | September 16, 2020 | Popular-Science
When we think about communicating, we tend to think about our own thoughts and feelings rather than how we might be influencing others.
She said if Oracle or any new owner changed TikTok, it would be “big” and could potentially change the organic feeling of community that the app has created.What’s Oracle? TikTok users react to proposed Oracle deal | Danielle Abril | September 15, 2020 | Fortune
Something like fluoride, which is too small for normal filters, yanks away that feeling of agency.
But there is an underlying feeling that the worst is yet to come.
We have to share those feelings of concern that the people are feeling.
I had a feeling that Turkish authorities were closing their eyes.
Within a few swipes, I was already feeling that burst of romantic optimism you need the first day of the (Christian) new year.
It is full of poetic feeling, and the flesh tints are unusually natural.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D. | Clara Erskine Clement
Alessandro turned a grateful look on Ramona as he translated this speech, so in unison with Indian modes of thought and feeling.Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson
Selections for practice should be chosen which contain much variety of thought and feeling and are smooth in movement.Expressive Voice Culture | Jessie Eldridge Southwick
It was with a feeling of relief on both sides that the arrival of Mr. Haggard, of the Home Office, was announced.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
The little boy of two, often quoted here, showed a punctilious feeling for order in the placing of things.Children's Ways | James Sully
British Dictionary definitions for feeling
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 impression: a feeling of warmth
fondness; sympathy: to have a great deal of feeling for someone
an ability to feel deeply: a person of feeling
a sentiment: a feeling that the project is feasible
an impression or mood; atmosphere: the feeling of a foreign city
an emotional disturbance, esp anger or dislike: a lot of bad feeling about the increase in taxes
intuitive appreciation and understanding: a 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
expressing or containing emotion
- feelingly, adverb
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