- 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.
- feel up to,
- feeler gauge,
- feet of clay
Origin of feeling
Examples from the Web for feelings
Sure, they have children, and sure her feelings were conflicted but this did not make sense in the way it was written and played.What On Earth Is ‘The Affair’ About? Season One’s Baffling Finale|Tim Teeman|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What are your feelings about the wave of support that always immediately presents itself from the other side?
RAWIYA: I learned several years ago that in these kinds of situations, I have to prioritize my own feelings.
But not all of us can put our feelings into a catchy and soulful song.The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Taylor Swift in Your Life|Allison McNearney|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Perhaps my outrage at the men defending Cosby springs from my own feelings of guilt.
Perhaps I shall be able to justify it, and make my meaning clearer too, if I give an account of my own feelings about music.Art|Clive Bell
What if I should be led into betraying my feelings on finding myself under no other eye than her own!The Woman in the Alcove|Anna Katharine Green
She need not have feared that Oliver would neglect her feelings.The Settlers at Home|Harriet Martineau
Of course I shall say nothing here as to my feelings, and shall even join in the cry against the foreigners.With the Allies to Pekin|George Alfred Henty
The feelings of people are expressed with the same kind of defiant individualism as are their tastes.The Girl of the Period and Other Social Essays, Vol. II (of 2)|Eliza Lynn Linton
- the ability to experience physical sensations, such as heat, pain, etc
- the sensation so experienced
"tender or sensitive side of one's nature," 1771, from plural of 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.
see hard feelings; mixed feelings; no hard feelings; run high, (feelings); sinking feeling.