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Synonyms of feel in English:


  • 1 she encourages her customers to feel the fabrics
    touch, stroke, caress, fondle, finger, thumb, handle, manipulate, fiddle with, play with, toy with, maul;
    put one's hand on, lay a finger on
    informal paw
  • 2 she felt a steady breeze on her back
    perceive, sense, detect, discern, make out, notice, observe, identify;
    be sensible of, have a sensation of, be aware of, be conscious of
  • 3 the patient does not feel pain during the procedure
    experience, undergo, go through, bear, endure, suffer, be forced to contend with;
    know, have
  • 4 he began to feel his way towards the door
    grope, fumble, scrabble, pick, poke, explore
  • 5 feel the temperature of the water
    test, try, try out, assess
  • 6 he feels that he should go to the meeting
    believe, think, consider it right, consider, fancy, be of the opinion, hold, maintain, judge, deem;
    suspect, suppose, assume, presume, conclude, come to the conclusion that;
    North American  figure
    informal reckon
    [Antonyms] doubt
  • 7 I feel that he is only biding his time
    sense, have a feeling, get the impression, feel in one's bones, have a hunch, have a funny feeling, just know, intuit
  • 8 the air feels damp
    seem, appear, strike one as
  • Phrases

    feel for
    the press persecuted John and I felt for him
    sympathize with, be sorry for, pity, feel pity for, feel sympathy for, feel compassion for, empathize with, identify with, be moved by, weep for, grieve for, sorrow for;
    archaic compassion
    feel like
    I feel like an ice cream
    want, would like, wish for, desire, fancy, feel in need of, feel the need for, long for, crave, hanker after, pine for, thirst for, be desperate for, be bent on
    informal have a yen for, yen for, be dying for


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  • 1 in murky water the divers work by feel
    touch, sense of touch, tactile sense, tactility, feeling, feeling one's way, contact;
  • 2 he liked the feel of the paper
    texture, surface, finish, grain, nap;
    weight, thickness, consistency;
    quality, character
  • 3 lighting can radically alter the feel of a room
    atmosphere, ambience, aura, mood, feeling, air, impression, climate, character, overtone, undertone, tenor, spirit, quality, flavour, colour
    informal vibrations, vibes, vibe
    rare subcurrent
  • 4 he has a real feel for the language
    aptitude, knack, flair, bent, talent, gift, art, trick, faculty, ability, propensity, inclination;
    head, mind, brain
    informal know-how
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