from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The sense of touch.
- noun A sensation experienced through this sense.
- noun A physical sensation other than one experienced though touch.
- noun An emotion, such as joy or sorrow.
- noun Strong mental agitation or excitement involving the emotions.
- noun An emotion of affection; a fondness.
- noun The capacity to experience refined emotions; sensitivity; sensibility.
- noun Susceptibility to emotional response; sensibilities.
- noun An awareness or impression.
- noun An opinion based strongly on emotion; sentiment: synonym: view.
- noun A general impression conveyed by a person, place, or thing.
- noun The emotions thought to be conveyed or intended by a work of art.
- noun Appreciative regard or understanding.
- noun Intuitive awareness or aptitude; a feel.
- adjective Easily moved emotionally; sympathetic.
- adjective Expressive of sensibility or emotion.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Possessing or affected by sensibility; easily affected or moved; experiencing emotion, especially that of sympathy or compassion: as, a feeling friend or advocate.
- Expressive of sensibility; manifesting emotion or earnestness; emotive; earnest: as, a feeling look or gesture; he spoke with feeling eloquence.
- Exciting sensibility; deeply felt or realized; affecting.
- Sensibly felt or realized; emotionally experienced; vivid.
- noun The act of sensing or perceiving by sensation. Specifically
- noun A sensation. Specifically
- noun The immediate quality of what is present to consciousness in sensation, desire, or emotion, considered apart from all activity of thought; the pure sense-element in consciousness; in a loose use, any element of consciousness not recognizable as thought or will.
- noun In a restricted sense, pleasure or pain; any state or element of consciousness having a pleasurable or a painful aspect.
- noun Hence An emotion in so far as it is immediately present to consciousness, not having regard to the physiological disturbance which is one of its elements; the capacity for emotion; mental state, disposition, or faculty as regards emotion: as, a feeling of sympathy; a feeling of pride in the history of one's country. See
- noun Specifically Fine or refined sensibility; fine emotional endowment; especially, tenderness or affectionateness of heart; susceptibility; in an adverse sense, sentimentality: as, a man of feeling: sometimes in the plural: as, to hurt or injure one's feelings.
- noun Obscure or vague perception; belief the reasons for which are not clearly understood: as, every one had a feeling of the truth of this statement.
- noun Opinion or determination as founded on or resulting from emotion.
- noun In the fine arts, the impression or emotion conveyed by the general expression of a work of art, or of some part or detail of it, especially as embodying a particular emotion or conception of the artist.
- noun Synonyms Thought, etc. See
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Possessing great sensibility; easily affected or moved.
- adjective Expressive of great sensibility; attended by, or evincing, sensibility.
- noun The sense by which the mind, through certain nerves of the body, perceives external objects, or certain states of the body itself; that one of the five senses which resides in the general nerves of sensation distributed over the body, especially in its surface; the sense of touch; nervous sensibility to external objects.
- noun An act or state of perception by the sense above described; an act of apprehending any object whatever; an act or state of apprehending the state of the soul itself; consciousness.
- noun The capacity of the soul for emotional states; a high degree of susceptibility to emotions or states of the sensibility not dependent on the body
- noun Any state or condition of emotion; the exercise of the capacity for emotion; any mental state whatever
- noun That quality of a work of art which embodies the mental emotion of the artist, and is calculated to affect similarly the spectator.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
Sensation, particularly through the skin.
- noun always plural
Emotionalstate or well-being.
- noun always plural
Emotional attractionor desire.
- noun An
opinion, an attitude.
- verb Present participle of
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The treatment in such cases is partly mental; let the patient know that the chilly feeling is only a _feeling_, and nothing alarming.
Papers on Health John Kirk
So the sense of beauty, the feeling for it, the desire to bring it into his work, grows up in his heart; and a new kind of fidelity -- fidelity to _feeling_ rather than to _fact_ (if I may speak for the moment in the delusive language of dualism) -- begins to weave itself into his artistic consciousness.
What Is and What Might Be A Study of Education in General and Elementary Education in Particular Edmond Holmes 1893
_not_ feeling pain, into matter _feeling_ pain, is only to change its "form," and, if the process of "changing form" is of no "consequence" in the case of sensitive and insensitive matter, we must admit that it is _also_ of no "consequence" in the case of pain-feeling and _not_ pain-feeling matter.
The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll (Rev. C. L. Dodgson) Stuart Dodgson Collingwood 1903
_feeling_ for _faith_; how easy, then, for us who do not know the heart, to mistake in them a manifestation of feeling for evidence of faith.
Gathering Jewels The Secret of a Beautiful Life: In Memoriam of Mr. & Mrs. James Knowles. Selected from Their Diaries. James Sheridan Knowles 1823
p, 279, l. 25 _feeling in_. 1724 'feeling of'.p. 282, l.
The Works of Aphra Behn, Volume II Aphra Behn 1664
"The feeling of existence (_sentiment d'existence_), which I shall call _inner feeling_,  so as to separate from it the idea of a general condition (_généralité_) which it does not possess, since it is not common to all living beings and not even to all animals, is
Ivers could not understand my feeling; and, besides, I dare not let him know what had been said by one of his own clique, lest _he should become inoculated by the same feeling_. "
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My main feeling is that my time as a student, especially my last year, was genuinely the happiest period of my life.
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oroboros commented on the word feeling
The nature of thought -- is feeling. Feeling generates thought. No feeling, no thought. But what generates feeling? Forget about the thought; look for the feeling that generated it. The feeling is always prejudicial, either pro or con. If you seek enlightenment, you must see feeling for what it is.
June 6, 2007
whichbe commented on the word feeling
What brings feelings? See: sensation
June 7, 2007