Synonyms of feeling


1. feeling, state

usage: the experiencing of affective and emotional states; "she had a feeling of euphoria"; "he had terrible feelings of guilt"; "I disliked him and the feeling was mutual"

2. impression, feeling, belief, notion, opinion, idea, thought

usage: a vague idea in which some confidence is placed; "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"

3. spirit, tone, feel, feeling, flavor, flavour, look, smell, atmosphere, ambiance, ambience

usage: the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people; "the feel of the city excited him"; "a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting"; "it had the smell of treason"

4. feeling, somesthesia, somaesthesia, somatesthesia, somatic sensation

usage: a physical sensation that you experience; "he had a queasy feeling"; "I had a strange feeling in my leg"; "he lost all feeling in his arm"

5. touch, touch sensation, tactual sensation, tactile sensation, feeling, perception

usage: the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin; "she likes the touch of silk on her skin"; "the surface had a greasy feeling"

6. feeling, intuitive feeling, intuition

usage: an intuitive understanding of something; "he had a great feeling for music"


1. feel, experience

usage: undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind; "She felt resentful"; "He felt regret"

2. find, feel, reason, reason out, conclude

usage: come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or indefinite grounds; "I feel that he doesn't like me"; "I find him to be obnoxious"; "I found the movie rather entertaining"

3. feel, sense, perceive, comprehend

usage: perceive by a physical sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles; "He felt the wind"; "She felt an object brushing her arm"; "He felt his flesh crawl"; "She felt the heat when she got out of the car"

4. feel, be

usage: be conscious of a physical, mental, or emotional state; "My cold is gone--I feel fine today"; "She felt tired after the long hike"; "She felt sad after her loss"

5. feel, think, believe, consider, conceive

usage: have a feeling or perception about oneself in reaction to someone's behavior or attitude; "She felt small and insignificant"; "You make me feel naked"; "I made the students feel different about themselves"

6. feel, experience, see, go through

usage: undergo passive experience of:"We felt the effects of inflation"; "her fingers felt their way through the string quartet"; "she felt his contempt of her"

7. feel, look, appear, seem

usage: be felt or perceived in a certain way; "The ground feels shaky"; "The sheets feel soft"

8. feel, search, seek, look for

usage: grope or feel in search of something; "He felt for his wallet"

9. feel, finger

usage: examine by touch; "Feel this soft cloth!"; "The customer fingered the sweater"

10. palpate, feel, touch

usage: examine (a body part) by palpation; "The nurse palpated the patient's stomach"; "The runner felt her pulse"

11. feel, find, regain

usage: find by testing or cautious exploration; "He felt his way around the dark room"

12. feel, look, appear, seem

usage: produce a certain impression; "It feels nice to be home again"

13. feel, touch

usage: pass one's hands over the sexual organs of; "He felt the girl in the movie theater"

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Definition and meaning of feeling (Dictionary)