Feeling



[fee-ling] /ˈfi lɪŋ/

noun
1.
the function or the power of perceiving by touch.
2.
physical sensation not connected with sight, hearing, taste, or smell.
3.
a particular sensation of this kind:
a feeling of warmth; a feeling of pain.
4.
the general state of consciousness considered independently of particular sensations, thoughts, etc.
5.
a consciousness or vague awareness:
a feeling of inferiority.
6.
an emotion or emotional perception or attitude:
a feeling of joy; a feeling of sorrow.
7.
capacity for emotion, especially compassion:
to have great feeling for the sufferings of others.
8.
a sentiment; attitude; opinion:
The general feeling was in favor of the proposal.
9.
feelings, sensibilities; susceptibilities:
to hurt one’s feelings.
10.
fine emotional endowment.
11.

adjective
12.
sensitive; sentient.
13.
readily affected by emotion; sympathetic:
a feeling heart.
14.
indicating or characterized by emotion:
a feeling reply to the charge.
[feel] /fil/
verb (used with object), felt, feeling.
1.
to perceive or examine by touch.
2.
to have a sensation of (something), other than by sight, hearing, taste, or smell:
to feel a toothache.
3.
to find or pursue (one’s way) by touching, groping, or cautious moves.
4.
to be or become conscious of.
5.
to be emotionally affected by:
to feel one’s disgrace keenly.
6.
to experience the effects of:
The whole region felt the storm.
7.
to have a particular sensation or impression of (often used reflexively and usually followed by an adjunct or complement):
to feel oneself slighted.
8.
to have a general or thorough conviction of; think; believe:
I feel he’s guilty.
verb (used without object), felt, feeling.
9.
to have perception by touch or by any nerves of sensation other than those of sight, hearing, taste, and smell.
10.
to make examination by touch; grope.
11.
to perceive a state of mind or a condition of body:
to feel happy; to feel well.
12.
to have a sensation of being:
to feel warm.
13.
to make itself perceived or apparent; seem:
How does it feel to be rich?
noun
14.
a quality of an object that is perceived by feeling or touching:
the soft feel of cotton.
15.
a sensation of something felt; a vague mental impression or feeling:
a feel of winter; a feel of sadness in the air.
16.
the sense of touch:
soft to the feel.
17.
native ability or acquired sensitivity:
to have a feel for what is right.
18.
Informal. an act or instance of touching with the hand or fingers.
19.
Slang: Vulgar. an act or instance of feeling up.
20.
feels, Informal. strong, often positive feelings: That song gives me feels.
I have so many feels right now.
Verb phrases
21.
feel for,

22.
feel out, to attempt to ascertain (the nature of a situation, someone’s attitude, etc.) by indirect or subtle means:
Why not feel out the other neighbors’ opinions before you make a complaint.
23.
feel up, Slang: Vulgar. to fondle or touch (someone) in a sexual manner.
24.
feel up to, Informal. to feel or be able to; be capable of:
He didn’t feel up to going to the theater so soon after his recent illness.
Idioms
25.
cop a feel, Slang: Vulgar. to touch another person’s body sexually, often in a quick and surreptitious way.
26.
feel like, Informal.

27.
feel like oneself, to be in one’s usual frame of mind or state of health:
She hasn’t been feeling like herself since the accident.
Also, feel oneself.
28.
feel no pain. (def 5).
/ˈfiːlɪŋ/
noun
1.
the sense of touch
2.

3.
a state of mind
4.
a physical or mental impression: a feeling of warmth
5.
fondness; sympathy: to have a great deal of feeling for someone
6.
an ability to feel deeply: a person of feeling
7.
a sentiment: a feeling that the project is feasible
8.
an impression or mood; atmosphere: the feeling of a foreign city
9.
an emotional disturbance, esp anger or dislike: a lot of bad feeling about the increase in taxes
10.
intuitive appreciation and understanding: a feeling for words
11.
sensibility in the performance of something
12.
(pl) emotional or moral sensitivity, as in relation to principles or personal dignity (esp in the phrase hurt or injure the feelings of)
13.
have feelings for, to be emotionally or sexually attracted to
adjective
14.
sentient; sensitive
15.
expressing or containing emotion
16.
warm-hearted; sympathetic
/fiːl/
verb feels, feeling, felt (fɛlt)
1.
to perceive (something) by touching
2.
to have a physical or emotional sensation of (something): to feel heat, to feel anger
3.
(transitive) to examine (something) by touch
4.
(transitive) to find (one’s way) by testing or cautious exploration
5.
(copula) to seem or appear in respect of the sensation given: I feel tired, it feels warm
6.
to have an indistinct, esp emotional conviction; sense (esp in the phrase feel in one’s bones)
7.
(intransitive) foll by for. to show sympathy or compassion (towards): I feel for you in your sorrow
8.
to believe, think, or be of the opinion (that): he feels he must resign
9.
(slang) (transitive) often foll by up. to pass one’s hands over the sexual organs of
10.
feel like, to have an inclination (for something or doing something): I don’t feel like going to the pictures
11.
feel oneself, feel quite oneself, to be fit and sure of oneself
12.
(usually used with a negative or in a question) feel up to, to be fit enough for (something or doing something): I don’t feel up to going out tonight
noun
13.
the act or an instance of feeling, esp by touching
14.
the quality of or an impression from something perceived through feeling: the house has a homely feel about it
15.
the sense of touch: the fabric is rough to the feel
16.
an instinctive aptitude; knack: she’s got a feel for this sort of work
n.

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.
v.

Old English felan “to touch, perceive,” from Proto-Germanic *foljan (cf. Old Saxon gifolian, Old Frisian fela, Dutch voelen, Old High German vuolen, German fühlen “to feel,” Old Norse falma “to grope”), from PIE root *pal- “to touch, feel, shake, strike softly” (cf. Greek psallein “to pluck (the harp),” Latin palpare “to touch softly, stroke,” palpitare “to move quickly”), perhaps ultimately imitative.

The sense in Old English was “to perceive through senses which are not referred to any special organ.” Sense of “be conscious of a sensation or emotion” developed by late 13c.; that of “to have sympathy or compassion” is from c.1600. To feel like “want to” attested from 1829.
n.

early 13c., “sensation, understanding,” from feel (v.). Meaning “action of feeling” is from mid-15c. “Sensation produced by something” is from 1739. Noun sense of “sexual grope” is from 1932; from verbal phrase to feel (someone) up (1930).

feeling n.

feel (fēl)
v. felt (fělt), feel·ing, feels

v,v phr

To touch, caress, or handle the buttocks, breasts, legs, crotch, etc; cop a feel (1930+)

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