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feeling

[ fee-ling ]SEE DEFINITION OF feeling

Synonyms for feeling

  • awareness
  • excitement
  • feel
  • pain
  • perception
  • pleasure
  • reaction
  • sense
  • sensitivity
  • activity
  • consciousness
  • enjoyment
  • excitability
  • excitation
  • innervation
  • motility
  • perceiving
  • receptivity
  • reflex
  • responsiveness
  • sensibility
  • sensuality
  • tactility
  • tangibility
  • titillation
  • motor response
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Antonyms for feeling

  • apathy
  • insensitivity
  • concrete
  • insensibility
  • numbness
  • solid
  • thing
  • unconsciousness
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FEELING

But among the veteran speculators the feeling was conservative.

For an hour he watched her, feeling the arm on which she lay growing numb.

He went back to his hotel, and feeling hungry, made a substantial meal.

Feeling sure that there was no one on the island but himself, he thought he was deceived.

This was the new train of feeling suggested by new circumstances.

The feeling then was reciprocal, and he was proposed for the vacant seat.

I met only with insult for this—Bella has not a feeling heart.

All the same, the episode left her with a feeling of insecurity.

But she could not get her mother's feeling of him as a helpless, dependent thing.

There was but one feeling,—that England had lost one of her most illustrious statesmen.

WORD ORIGIN

late 12c., "act of touching, sense of touch," verbal noun from feel (v.). Meaning "emotion" is mid-14c. Meaning "what one feels (about something), opinion" is from mid-15c. Meaning "capacity to feel" is from 1580s. Related: Feelingly.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FEELING

affection

nounstrong fondness
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