Feeling - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfiːlɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word feeling
Brit.  |ˈfiːlɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word feeling
- this word is used as a present participle form of the verb 'to be'to feel


- the experiencing of affective and emotional states
- a vague idea in which some confidence is placed(syn: belief, impression, notion, opinion)
- the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people (syn: feel, flavor, flavour, look, smell, spirit, tone)
- a physical sensation that you experience
- the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin(syn: touch)
- an intuitive understanding of something


She had a queasy feeling in her stomach.

I had the feeling of something crawling across my foot.

We enjoyed the feeling of walking barefoot in the sand.

He had no feeling in his right leg.

He spoke with feeling about the injustice he had seen.

Have you no feeling for the plight of the homeless?

After the accident he had no feeling in his legs.

It gave me a feeling of satisfaction.

Thomas never lost his feeling for Harriet.

A woman of feeling would not wear false jewels.

That's what we tried to portray in the book, this feeling of opulence and grandeur.

I have a feeling that everything will come right for us one day.

He could not have used more feeling language.

It's a great feeling when a wild animal shows you affection.

Children only slowly develop the ability to put their feelings into words (=describe what they are thinking and feeling).

Word forms

singular: feeling
plural: feelings
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