feeling: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (fē'ling), [key]
- the function or the power of perceiving by touch.
- physical sensation not connected with sight, hearing, taste, or smell.
- a particular sensation of this kind: a feeling of warmth; a feeling of pain.
- the general state of consciousness considered independently of particular sensations, thoughts, etc.
- a consciousness or vague awareness: a feeling of inferiority.
- an emotion or emotional perception or attitude: a feeling of joy; a feeling of sorrow.
- capacity for emotion, esp. compassion: to have great feeling for the sufferings of others.
- a sentiment; attitude; opinion: The general feeling was in favor of the proposal.
- sensibilities; susceptibilities: to hurt one's feelings.
- fine emotional endowment.
- (in music, art, etc.) a poem without feeling.
- emotion or sympathetic perception revealed by an artist in his or her work:a poem without feeling.
- the general impression conveyed by a work:a landscape painting with a spacious feeling.
- sympathetic appreciation, as of music:to play with feeling.
- sensitive; sentient.
- readily affected by emotion; sympathetic: a feeling heart.
- indicating or characterized by emotion: a feeling reply to the charge.
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