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Definition 1: the experiencing of affective and emotional states - [noun denoting tops]

Samples where feeling or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she had a feeling of euphoria
  • he had terrible feelings of guilt
  • I disliked him and the feeling was mutual

(feeling is a kind of ...) the way something is with respect to its main attributes

"the current state of knowledge" "his state of health" "in a weak financial state"

(... is a kind of feeling ) sensitivity to emotional feelings (of self and others)

(... is a kind of feeling ) a solemn and dignified feeling

(... is a kind of feeling ) feeling an inappropriate lack of seriousness

(... is a kind of feeling ) the feeling that something is about to happen

(... is a kind of feeling ) the feeling of being confounded or overwhelmed

"her departure left him in utter devastation"

(... is a kind of feeling ) the feeling that accompanies something extremely surprising

"he looked at me in astonishment"

(... is a kind of feeling ) a humble feeling

"he was filled with humility at the sight of the Pope"

(... is a kind of feeling ) a feeling of self-respect and personal worth

(... is a kind of feeling ) the feeling of being agitated; not calm

(... is a kind of feeling ) a feeling of calm; an absence of agitation or excitement

(... is a kind of feeling ) feeling no fear

(... is a kind of feeling ) a feeling of excitement

(... is a kind of feeling ) sharing the feelings of others (especially feelings of sorrow or anguish)

(... is a kind of feeling ) a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling

"whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time" "he was in a bad humor"

(... is a kind of feeling ) a positive feeling of liking

"he had trouble expressing the affection he felt" "the child won everyone's heart" "the warmness of his welcome made us feel right at home"

(... is a kind of feeling ) the feeling that everything is wrong and nothing will turn out well

"they moaned in despair and dismay" "one harsh word would send her into the depths of despair"

(... is a kind of feeling ) the general feeling that some desire will be fulfilled

"in spite of his troubles he never gave up hope"

(... is a kind of feeling ) emotions experienced when not in a state of well-being

(... is a kind of feeling ) emotions experienced when in a state of well-being

(... is a kind of feeling ) a painful emotion resulting from an awareness of inadequacy or guilt

(... is a kind of feeling ) a feeling of lack of concern

(... is a kind of feeling ) a lack of gratitude

(... is a kind of feeling ) (psychoanalysis) a combination of emotions and impulses that have been rejected from awareness but still influence a person's behavior

(... is a kind of feeling ) tender, romantic, or nostalgic feeling or emotion

(... is a kind of feeling ) a strong feeling or emotion

(... is a kind of feeling ) deep feeling or emotion

(... is a kind of feeling ) a feeling of faintness and of being ready to swoon

(... is a kind of feeling ) a feeling of considerable warmth

"the glow of new love" "a glow of regret"

(... is a kind of feeling ) a persistent illogical feeling of desire or aversion

"he has a thing about seafood" "she has a thing about him"

(... is a kind of feeling ) any strong feeling

(... is a kind of feeling ) mixed feelings or emotions

(... is a kind of feeling ) an absence of emotion or enthusiasm

(... is a kind of feeling ) a feeling of thankfulness and appreciation

"he was overwhelmed with gratitude for their help"

(... is a kind of feeling ) a feeling of aversion or antipathy

"my dislike of him was instinctive"

(... is a kind of feeling ) a feeling of pleasure and enjoyment

"I've always had a liking for reading" "she developed a liking for gin"

(... is a kind of feeling ) a sudden sharp feeling

"pangs of regret" "she felt a stab of excitement" "twinges of conscience"

(... is a kind of feeling ) emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid

"the pain of loneliness"

(... is a kind of feeling ) a fundamental feeling that is hard to define but that people desire to experience

"he was tingling with pleasure"

(... is a kind of feeling ) all of the feelings resulting from the urge to gratify sexual impulses

"he wanted a better sex life" "the film contained no sex or violence"

(... is a kind of feeling ) the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state

(... is a kind of feeling ) the conscious subjective aspect of feeling or emotion

Definition 2: an intuitive understanding of something - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where feeling or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he had a great feeling for music

Synonyms for feeling in the sense of this definition

(feeling is a kind of ...) instinctive knowing (without the use of rational processes)

(... is a kind of feeling ) an intuitive feeling for the natural idiom of a language

"Dubyuh has no sprachgefuhl"

Definition 3: a physical sensation that you experience - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where feeling or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he had a queasy feeling
  • I had a strange feeling in my leg
  • he lost all feeling in his arm

(feeling is a kind of ...) the perception of tactual or proprioceptive or gut sensations

"he relied on somesthesia to warn him of pressure changes"

(... is a kind of feeling ) a tight feeling in some part of the body

"he felt a constriction in her chest" "she felt an alarming tightness in her chest" "emotion caused a constriction of his throat"

Definition 4: the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where feeling or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she likes the touch of silk on her skin
  • the surface had a greasy feeling

Synonyms for feeling in the sense of this definition

(feeling is a kind of ...) the process of perceiving

(... is a kind of feeling ) an uneasy sensation as of insects creeping on your skin

(... is a kind of feeling ) a sensation localized on the skin

Definition 5: a vague idea in which some confidence is placed - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where feeling or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his impression of her was favorable
  • what are your feelings about the crisis?
  • it strengthened my belief in his sincerity
  • I had a feeling that she was lying

Synonyms for feeling in the sense of this definition

(feeling is a kind of ...) the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about

"it was not a good idea" "the thought never entered my mind"

(... is a kind of feeling ) the impression that something is present

"he felt the presence of an evil force"

(... is a kind of feeling ) an impression (especially one that is artificial or contrived)

"he just did it for effect"

(... is a kind of feeling ) at the first glimpse or impression

"at first blush the idea possesses considerable intuitive appeal but on closer examination it fails"

(... is a kind of feeling ) an impression that something might be the case

"he had an intuition that something had gone wrong"

Definition 6: the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people - [noun denoting state]

Samples where feeling or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the feel of the city excited him
  • a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting
  • it had the smell of treason

Synonyms for feeling in the sense of this definition

(feeling is a kind of ...) a particular environment or surrounding influence

"there was an atmosphere of excitement"

(... is a kind of feeling ) a flashy vulgar tone or atmosphere believed to be characteristic of the American film industry

"some people in publishing think of theirs as a glamorous medium so they copy the glitter of Hollywood"

(... is a kind of feeling ) the spirit of the time; the spirit characteristic of an age or generation

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