Definition of feeling in English:

feeling

Line breaks: feel|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈfiːlɪŋ
 
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noun

  • 2An idea or belief, especially a vague or irrational one: [with clause]: he had the feeling that he was being watched
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    • 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.
    Synonyms
    suspicion, sneaking suspicion, notion, inkling, hunch, fancy, apprehension, presentiment, premonition, foreboding; idea, vague idea, impression
    informal gut feeling, feeling in one's bones, funny feeling, sixth sense
  • 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 once
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    • 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.
    Synonyms
    sentiment, emotion, emotional state; opinion, attitude, belief; ideas, viewsopinion, belief, view, impression, intuition, instinct, hunch, estimation, guess, theory, hypothesis, thought, way of thinking, point of view
  • 3 [mass noun] The capacity to experience the sense of touch: a loss of feeling in the hands
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    • 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 skin
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    • 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.
    Synonyms
    touch, feel, sense of touch, tactile sense, tactility, contact, using one's hands

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Phrases

one's better feelings

One’s conscience.
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  • 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.

Derivatives

feelingless

adjective
More example sentences
  • The rugby playing feelingless bloke is now the outsider.
  • He was royal, commanding, feelingless, fearless.
  • Brandon answered but he sounded so feelingless, so monotone.

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