Feelings



[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.
/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
n.

“tender or sensitive side of one’s nature,” 1771, from plural of feeling.
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.

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