Definition of fellow feeling in English:

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fellow feeling



[mass noun]
Sympathy and fellowship existing between people based on shared experiences or feelings: a common culture could help unite the classes and promote fellow feeling he had a shy manner which evoked a fellow feeling in me
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  • When we see a child or a young person in tears it has an effect upon us: we have a sense of fellow feeling and sympathy.
  • But although Jenkins is a satirist with strenuous moral standards he also looks at poor, suffering, inadequate humanity with fellow feeling and compassion, not with hatred or disgust.
  • One may take place in a rural area and the other in an urban one, but they meet on the common ground of personal travail, self-denial, mutual compromise, and fellow feeling.
sympathy, empathy, feeling, compassion, care, concern, solicitude, solicitousness, warmth, tenderness, brotherly love;
affinity, rapport, harmony, understanding, fellowship, closeness, togetherness, connection, communion
rare caritas

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