[ fee-ling ]
/ ˈfi lɪŋ /
the function or the power of perceiving by touch.
physical sensation not connected with sight, hearing, taste, or smell.
a particular sensation of this kind: 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: to have great feeling for the sufferings of others.
a sentiment; attitude; opinion: The general feeling was in favor of the proposal.
feelings, sensibilities; susceptibilities: to hurt one's feelings.
fine emotional endowment.
(in music, art, etc.)
- 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.
readily affected by emotion; sympathetic: a feeling heart.
indicating or characterized by emotion: a feeling reply to the charge.
Words nearby feeling
SYNONYMS FOR feeling
OTHER WORDS FROM feeling
feel·ing·ly, adverbfeel·ing·ness, nounnon·feel·ing, adjectivenon·feel·ing·ly, adverb
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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Examples from the Web for non-feeling
What woman cares for that, so long that the strangeness is in the way of feeling, and not in the way of non-feeling?Plain Mary Smith|Henry Wallace Phillips
British Dictionary definitions for non-feeling
/ (ˈfiːlɪŋ) /
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 impressiona feeling of warmth
fondness; sympathyto have a great deal of feeling for someone
an ability to feel deeplya person of feeling
a sentimenta feeling that the project is feasible
an impression or mood; atmospherethe feeling of a foreign city
an emotional disturbance, esp anger or dislikea lot of bad feeling about the increase in taxes
intuitive appreciation and understandinga 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
Derived forms of feelingfeelingly, adverb
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Medical definitions for non-feeling
[ fē′lĭng ]
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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