Definitions for: Feeling


[n] the psychological feature of experiencing affective and emotional states; "she had a feeling of euphoria"; "he had terrible feelings of guilt"; "I disliked him and the feeling was mutual"
[n] an intuitive understanding of something; "he had a great feeling for music"
[n] a physical sensation that you experience; "he had a queasy feeling"; "I had a strange feeling in my leg"; "he lost all feeling in his arm"
[n] the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin; "she likes the touch of silk on her skin"; "the surface had a greasy feeling"
[n] a vague idea in which some confidence is placed; "his impression of her was favorable"; "what are your feelings about the crisis?"; "it strengthened my belief in his sincerity"; "I had a feeling that she was lying"
[n] the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people; "the feel of the city excited him"; "a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting"; "it had the smell of treason"



Webster (1913) Definition: Feel"ing, a.
1. Possessing great sensibility; easily affected or moved;
as, a feeling heart.

2. Expressive of great sensibility; attended by, or evincing,
sensibility; as, he made a feeling representation of his
wrongs.


Feel"ing, n.
1. The sense by which the mind, through certain nerves of the
body, perceives external objects, or certain states of the
body itself; that one of the five senses which resides in
the general nerves of sensation distributed over the body,
especially in its surface; the sense of touch; nervous
sensibility to external objects.

Why was the sight To such a tender ball as the eye
confined, . . . And not, as feeling, through all
parts diffused? --Milton.

2. An act or state of perception by the sense above
described; an act of apprehending any object whatever; an
act or state of apprehending the state of the soul itself;
consciousness.

The apprehension of the good Gives but the greater
feeling to the worse. --Shak.

3. The capacity of the soul for emotional states; a high
degree of susceptibility to emotions or states of the
sensibility not dependent on the body; as, a man of
feeling; a man destitute of feeling.

4. Any state or condition of emotion; the exercise of the
capacity for emotion; any mental state whatever; as, a
right or a wrong feeling in the heart; our angry or kindly
feelings; a feeling of pride or of humility.

A fellow feeling makes one wondrous kind. --Garrick.

Tenderness for the feelings of others. --Macaulay.

5. That quality of a work of art which embodies the mental
emotion of the artist, and is calculated to affect
similarly the spectator. --Fairholt.

Syn: Sensation; emotion; passion; sentiment; agitation;
opinion. See Emotion, Passion, Sentiment.

Synonyms: belief, feel, flavor, flavour, impression, look, notion, opinion, smell, spirit, tactile sensation, tactual sensation, tone, touch, touch sensation

See Also: affect, affection, affectionateness, agitation, amazement, ambiance, ambience, ambivalence, ambivalency, apathy, astonishment, atmosphere, bravery, calmness, complex, cutaneous sensation, desire, despair, devastation, dislike, effect, emotion, enthusiasm, expectation, fearlessness, fellow feeling, fondness, glow, gratitude, gravity, happiness, haptic sensation, heart, hope, humbleness, humility, humor, humour, hunch, idea, ingratitude, intuition, levity, liking, mood, pain, painfulness, passion, passionateness, perception, pleasance, pleasure, presence, pride, pridefulness, psychological feature, sadness, sensitiveness, sensitivity, sentiment, sex, sexual urge, shame, skin sensation, solemnity, somaesthesia, somatesthesia, somatic sensation, somesthesia, soul, soulfulness, suspicion, sympathy, temper, tenderness, thing, thought, unconcern, ungratefulness, unhappiness, warmheartedness, Zeitgeist

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