- sympathetic feeling; sympathy: to have fellow feeling for the unfortunate.
- a sense of joint interest: to act out of fellow feeling to support one's country.
Origin of fellow feeling
Related Words for fellow-feelingagape, concern, empathy, identification, rapport, warmth, responsiveness, relating, vibes
Examples from the Web for fellow-feeling
Historical Examples of fellow-feeling
They regard women as friends, as persons with whom they have a fellow-feeling.The Sexual Question
“I have a fellow-feeling for that little girl,” smiled Mr. Westwood.Polly of Lady Gay Cottage
Emma C. Dowd
"I should be sorry to lay down so narrow a limit to fellow-feeling," said Upton.The Fortunes Of Glencore
Charles James Lever
Besides that, I have been a fool in my time, and a fellow-feeling makes us kind.Despair's Last Journey
David Christie Murray
Her companions' eyes were opened, for the instant a fellow-feeling smote them.A Houseful of Girls
- mutual sympathy or friendship
- an opinion held in common
Word Origin and History for fellow-feeling
1610s, an attempt to translate Latin compassio and Greek sympatheia. It yielded a back-formed verb, fellow-feel in 17c.