[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.
readily affected by emotion; sympathetic:
a feeling heart.
indicating or characterized by emotion:
a feeling reply to the charge.
the sense of touch
a state of mind
a physical or mental impression: a feeling of warmth
fondness; sympathy: to have a great deal of feeling for someone
an ability to feel deeply: a person of feeling
a sentiment: a feeling that the project is feasible
an impression or mood; atmosphere: the feeling of a foreign city
an emotional disturbance, esp anger or dislike: a lot of bad feeling about the increase in taxes
intuitive appreciation and understanding: a feeling for words
sensibility in the performance of something
(pl) 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
“tender or sensitive side of one’s nature,” 1771, from plural of feeling.
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.
[lahyk] /laɪk/ adjective, (Poetic) liker, likest. 1. of the same form, appearance, kind, character, amount, etc.: I cannot remember a like instance. 2. corresponding or agreeing in general or in some noticeable respect; similar; analogous: drawing, painting, and like arts. 3. bearing resemblance. 4. Dialect. or probable: ‘Tis like that he’s gone mad. 5. Dialect. […]
- Feel like death
see: look like death
- Feel like two cents
see: for two cents
- Feel out of place
see under out of place