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Webster 1913 Edition


Feeling

Feel′ing

,
Adj.
1.
Possessing great sensibility; easily affected or moved;
as, a
feeling
heart
.
2.
Expressive of great sensibility; attended by, or evincing, sensibility;
as, he made a
feeling
representation of his wrongs
.

Feel′ing

,
Noun.
1.
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?
Milton.
2.
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.
Shakespeare
3.
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
.
4.
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.
Garrick.
Tenderness for the
feelings
of others.
Macaulay.
Syn. – Sensation; emotion; passion; sentiment; agitation; opinion. See
Emotion
,
Passion
,
Sentiment
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Feeling

FEE'LING

,
ppr.
1.
Perceiving by the touch; having perception.
2.
a. Expressive of great sensibility; affecting; tending to excite the passions. He made a feeling representation of his wrongs. He spoke with feeling eloquence.
3.
Possessing great sensibility; easily affected or moved; as a feeling man; a feeling heart.
4.
Sensibly or deeply affected; as, I had a feeling sense of his favors. [This use is not analogical, but common.]

FEE'LING

,
Noun.
1.
The sense of touch; the sense by which we perceive external objects which come in contact with the body, and obtain ideas of their tangible qualities; one of the five senses. It is by feeling we know that a body is hard or soft, hot or cold, wet or dry, rough or smooth.
2.
Sensation; the effect of perception.
The apprehension of the good gives but the greater feeling to the worse.
3.
Faculty or power of perception; sensibility.
Their king, out of a princely feeling, was sparing and compassionate towards his subjects.
4.
Nice sensibility; as a man of feeling.
5.
Excitement; emotion.

Definition 2021


feeling

feeling

English

Adjective

feeling (comparative more feeling, superlative most feeling)

  1. Emotionally sensitive.
    Despite the rough voice, the coach is surprisingly feeling.
  2. Expressive of great sensibility; attended by, or evincing, sensibility.
    He made a feeling representation of his wrongs.

Translations

Noun

feeling (plural feelings)

  1. Sensation, particularly through the skin.
    The wool on my arm produced a strange feeling.
  2. Emotion; impression.
    The house gave me a feeling of dread.
  3. (always in the plural) Emotional state or well-being.
    You really hurt my feelings when you said that.
  4. (always in the plural) Emotional attraction or desire.
    Many people still have feelings for their first love.
  5. Intuition.
    He has no feeling for what he can say to somebody in such a fragile emotional condition.
    I've got a funny feeling that this isn't going to work.
  6. An opinion, an attitude.
    • 1972, George J. W. Goodman (Adam Smith), Supermoney, page 156:
      When you are tempted to speculate in cocoa, lie down until the feeling goes away.

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

feeling

  1. present participle of feel

Statistics

Most common English words before 1923: line · added · toward · #486: feeling · later · beyond · rose

Anagrams


French

Etymology

Borrowing from English feeling.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fi.liŋ/

Noun

feeling m (plural feelings)

  1. instinct, hunch

Anagrams


Serbo-Croatian

Alternative forms

Noun

feeling m

  1. feeling, hunch

Synonyms


Spanish

Etymology

Borrowing from English feeling.

Noun

feeling m (plural feelings)

  1. feeling, hunch