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Definitions of feeling

  1. 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"
  2. 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"
  3. 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"
  4. an intuitive understanding of something; " he had a great feeling for music"
  5. 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"
  6. the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin; " she likes the touch of silk on her skin"; " the surface had a greasy feeling"
  7. 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"
  8. Possessing great sensibility; easily affected or moved; as, a feeling heart.
  9. Expressive of great sensibility; attended by, or evincing, sensibility; as, he made a feeling representation of his wrongs.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. That quality of a work of art which embodies the mental emotion of the artist, and is calculated to affect similarly the spectator.
  15. Those affective states which can be experienced and have arousing and motivational properties.
  16. Easily affected; sympathetic; of great sensibility.
  17. Sense of touch; physical or mental sensation; perception; tenderness; sensitiveness; as, I hurt her feelings.
  18. Feelingly.
  19. Of feel.
  20. 1. The mental perception of a stimulus of the sensory nerves, apart from those of sight, hearing, taste, and smell. 2. A quality of any mental state, whereby it is recognized as pleasurable or the reverse.
  21. The sense of touch; perception of objects by touch; consciousness of pleasure or pain; tenderness; emotion; - pl. the affections or passions.
  22. Expressive of great sensibility or tenderness; easily affected.
  23. Full of sensibility; tender.
  24. Touch; sensibility; emotion.
  25. Possessed of warm sensibilities; sympathetic; fervent; impassioned.
  26. Touch; sensation; sentiment; emotion; sensibility.
  27. Perceiving by the touch; conscious; expressive of keen sensibility; affecting; possessing keen sensibility; easily affected; deeply affected.
  28. Affections of the mind.
  29. The sense of touch; perception by the touch; sensation or perception by any of the senses; sensibility; susceptibility; emotion.
  30. Expressive of great sensibility; easily affected or moved.
  31. Sense of touch; perception; emotion; tenderness or sensibility of mind.
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Quotes of feeling

  1. We have no other means of recognising a work of art than our feeling for it. – Clive Bell
  2. We see that every external motion, act, gesture, whether voluntary or mechanical, organic or mental, is produced and preceded by internal feeling or emotion, will or volition, and thought or mind. – H. P. Blavatsky
  3. It's getting better and better. You know, guys are feeling more comfortable and they are not afraid to speak up and be a leader. I mean, our team, we have 25 players, we have about 25 leaders, too. So whatever someone says, people listen. – Johnny Damon
  4. It's my feeling that God lends you your children until they're about eighteen years old. If you haven't made your points with them by then, it's too late. – Betty Ford
  5. There are always things to examine. What's great is not feeling that I have to refuse any of them. Maybe no good from a PR perspective, but from the point of view of everyday life, it keeps things interesting. – Fred Frith
  6. I'm sure that President Johnson would never have pursued the war in Vietnam if he'd ever had a Fulbright to Japan, or say Bangkok, or had any feeling for what these people are like and why they acted the way they did. He was completely ignorant. – J. William Fulbright
  7. I just love the feeling a close family gives you and I wouldn't change it for anything. – Barry Gibb
  8. When you sing gospel you have a feeling there is a cure for what's wrong. – Mahalia Jackson
  9. I do feel very strongly that this is one of the things which people need encouragement to sort out, because I have this very strong feeling that everybody is probably a genius at something, it's just a question of finding this. – Diana Wynne Jones
  10. I submitted manuscripts to publishers. This was not so much a feeling that I should be published as a wish to escape the feared and hated drudgery of normal work. – Tanith Lee
  11. I understand what it feels like not to like aspects of yourself. There have been times that I have felt really terrible about the way I look. I have the seed of that feeling – Gwyneth Paltrow
  12. It's sort of a feeling of power onstage. It's really the ability to make people smile, or just to turn them one way or another for that duration of time, and for it to have some effect later on. I don't really think it's power... it's the goodness. – Robert Plant
  13. And there's a feeling you get from making music that is unlike anything else in the world. – Kid Rock
  14. I was feeling a lot of confidence, so I wanted to take advantage of that and keep playing. – Gabriela Sabatini
  15. I had an instinctive feeling that the people who have little or no school training should have something coming into their homes weekly which dealt with their problems in a simple, helpful way... so I wrote in a plain, common -sense way on the things that concerned our people. – Ida B. Wells

Usage examples for feeling

  1. " I understand this feeling – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. But Mustapha had no such fellow- feeling – The Pacha of Many Tales by Captain Frederick Marryat
  3. Did He who gave that promise, long ago, know so well what she would be one day thinking and feeling – A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner
  4. I think it is very true feeling Theo. – A Country Gentleman and his Family by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
  5. The answer comes slowly, for I am feeling my way slowly. – In His Steps by Charles M. Sheldon
  6. I hope you are feeling all right. – A Negro Explorer at the North Pole by Matthew A. Henson Commentator: Robert E. Peary Booker T. Washington
  7. Dick and Doris, feeling rather out of it, had moved into the kitchen till Betty, at last seeing everything started, thought of them and looked them up. – Betty Lee, Freshman by Harriet Pyne Grove
  8. Then-" How are you feeling doctor?" – The Man from Jericho by Edwin Carlile Litsey
  9. " I'm not feeling well," says he. – Torchy, Private Sec. by Sewell Ford
  10. She was not feeling well. – Gone to Earth by Mary Webb
  11. I- I'm not feeling very well. – A Second Coming by Richard Marsh
  12. It was not easy to put my feeling into words. – The Master Mummer by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  13. You have that feeling and you look it. – Cobb's Anatomy by Irvin S. Cobb
  14. I am feeling so happy that it almost makes me afraid." – Amusement Only by Richard Marsh
  15. But she had big moments of feeling – The Trumpeter Swan by Temple Bailey
  16. I have the feeling that they didn't. – The Radio Boys with the Revenue Guards by Gerald Breckenridge
  17. Or perhaps you have no feeling like that? – Essays on Russian Novelists by William Lyon Phelps
  18. There was a feeling in the crowd that the joke was on Tillotson. – The Gay Cockade by Temple Bailey
  19. She was feeling ever so much better as she went out again. – The Peace of Roaring River by George van Schaick
  20. I'm by no means certain she hasn't got some sort of feeling for that Mr. Courtier. – The Patrician by John Galsworthy
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