noun the experiencing of affective and emotional states
- she had a feeling of euphoria
- he had terrible feelings of guilt
- I disliked him and the feeling was mutual
noun a vague idea in which some confidence is placed
impression; belief; opinion; notion.
- 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
noun the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
flavour; look; feel; tone; flavor; smell; spirit.
- the feel of the city excited him
- a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting
- it had the smell of treason
noun 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
noun the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin
touch; tactual sensation; touch sensation; tactile sensation.
- she likes the touch of silk on her skin
- the surface had a greasy feeling
noun an intuitive understanding of something
- he had a great feeling for music
verb undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind
- She felt resentful
- He felt regret
verb come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or indefinite grounds
- I feel that he doesn't like me
- I find him to be obnoxious
- I found the movie rather entertaining
verb perceive by a physical sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles
- He felt the wind
- She felt an object brushing her arm
- He felt his flesh crawl
- She felt the heat when she got out of the car
verb be conscious of a physical, mental, or emotional state
- My cold is gone--I feel fine today
- She felt tired after the long hike
- She felt sad after her loss
verb have a feeling or perception about oneself in reaction to someone's behavior or attitude
- She felt small and insignificant
- You make me feel naked
- I made the students feel different about themselves
verb undergo passive experience of:"We felt the effects of inflation"
- her fingers felt their way through the string quartet
- she felt his contempt of her
verb be felt or perceived in a certain way
- The ground feels shaky
- The sheets feel soft
verb grope or feel in search of something
verb examine by touch
- Feel this soft cloth!
- The customer fingered the sweater
verb examine (a body part) by palpation
- The nurse palpated the patient's stomach
- The runner felt her pulse
verb find by testing or cautious exploration
- He felt his way around the dark room
verb produce a certain impression
- It feels nice to be home again
verb pass one's hands over the sexual organs of
- He felt the girl in the movie theater
- Possessing great sensibility; easily affected or moved; as, a feeling heart.
- Expressive of great sensibility; attended by, or evincing, sensibility; as, he made a feeling representation of his wrongs.
- 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?
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Tenderness for the feelings of others.
- That quality of a work of art which embodies the mental emotion of the artist, and is calculated to affect similarly the spectator.
Syn. -- Sensation; emotion; passion; sentiment; agitation; opinion. See Emotion, Passion, Sentiment.
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