feeling

[ fee-ling ]
/ ˈfi lɪŋ /

noun

adjective

Origin of feeling

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

OTHER WORDS FROM feeling

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 feelings

feeling
/ (ˈfiːlɪŋ) /

noun

adjective

Derived forms of feeling

feelingly, adverb
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Medicine definitions for feelings

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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Idioms and Phrases with feelings

feelings

see hard feelings; mixed feelings; no hard feelings; run high, (feelings); sinking feeling.

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