- 1An emotional state or reaction: a feeling of joyMore example sentences
love, care, affection, fondness, tenderness, warmth, warmness, emotion, sentiment; passion, ardour, desire, lust, infatuation; adulation, adoration, reverence, devotioncompassion, sympathy, empathy, fellow feeling, understanding, care, concern, solicitude, solicitousness, tender-heartedness, tenderness, love, brotherly love; pity, sorrow, commiseration, condolences
- While he denies he has a chip on his shoulder, this gut class feeling is a strong motivation behind his desire for success.
- And if you fell in love with me so long ago it only makes this feeling stronger, right?
- The strong feeling of love and the longing to commit is perfectly conveyed in marriage.
- 1.1 (feelings) The emotional side of someone’s character; emotional responses or tendencies to respond: I don’t want to hurt her feelingsMore example sentences
- He still frightens me a little, because I know nothing about him, yet my feelings have only grown stronger.
- Those feelings had only grown stronger since he'd come to the university.
- You've changed a lot since then, and my feelings have only grown stronger.
- 1.2 [mass noun] Strong emotion: ‘God bless you!’ she said with feelingMore example sentences
- It all feels so lacking in genuine feeling, genuine emotion, genuine interest.
- He was going back to the place where there was no feeling, because emotion and love were not allowed.
- Silence, when used appropriately and in context, will add emotion and feeling to the video.
- 2An idea or belief, especially a vague or irrational one: [with clause]: he had the feeling that he was being watchedMore example sentences
- I have a vague feeling that these different kinds and genres of rants will keep coming and going as this post progresses.
- The enterprise seems foolhardy, and Stewart does not justify it beyond a vague feeling that he wants adventure.
- I had a vague feeling that we were kind of heading in that direction in our relationship, but I had expected him to say it first.
- 2.1An attitude or opinion: a feeling grew that justice had not been done if you have strong feelings about the proposal, you should contact the Office at onceMore example sentences
- He saw more clearly than any of these other guys how strong that feeling was.
- There's a strong general feeling among our members that consumers are not receptive to milk from cloned cows.
- I didn't have a real strong feeling about anything until I started playing music.
- 3 [mass noun] The capacity to experience the sense of touch: a loss of feeling in the handsMore example sentences
- Jack wasn't sure if he was going blind, or just crazy, but he lost all feeling, all sense.
- For a prosthetic heel to be successful it would need to be covered in skin which has feeling and sensation.
- The disease leaves her with pain, loss of feeling and a burning sensation in her hands meaning she cannot drive for any length of time.
- 3.1The sensation of touching or being touched by a particular thing: the feeling of the water against your skinMore example sentences
- Remember how it feels on deck because you want the same feeling in the water.
- The cold feeling of slowly moving water slid over her, until there was only darkness.
- A young child paddles in the sea for the first time, fascinated by the pleasant feeling of the water.
- 4 (feeling for) A sensitivity to or intuitive understanding of: she says I have a feeling for medicineMore example sentences
- I think it's permissible, after working on your favourite virus for over 20 years, to develop some sort of feeling for it.
- The singer has an even, rounded tone, an apposite feeling for ornament and an ability to phrase with sprightly elegance.
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one's better feelings
- One’s conscience.More example sentences
- No matter how much you may protest that you're a poet, not a web-designer, your better feelings take charge and off you go, fiddling here, examining there, investigating and validating until the fault has gone away.
- I keep reading him in spite of my better feelings.
- Despite all my better feelings and all the desire to see through this particular hype, I couldn't help myself.