- 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.
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Related Words for feelingsreaction, perception, pain, feel, sensitivity, excitement, sense, pleasure, awareness, belief, sentiment, apprehension, thought, suspicion, instinct, opinion, notion, view, emotion, impression
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Contemporary Examples of 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
December 22, 2014
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
November 29, 2014
Perhaps my outrage at the men defending Cosby springs from my own feelings of guilt.What Trait Do Bill Cosby’s Defenders Share?
November 26, 2014
Historical Examples of feelings
Philæmon averted his face for a moment, and struggled hard with his feelings.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
The feelings with which Robert read and his mother listened to this letter, were varied.
Don't consider my feelings, Captain Haley, but say what you have to say.
Such of the sailors as happened to be on deck shared his feelings.
It was Aldonza, however, who specially touched her feelings.The Armourer's Prentices
Charlotte M. Yonge
- 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.