- The definition of feeling is sympathetic or having emotion.
An example of feeling used as an adjective is the phrase a "feeling soul" which means a person who is very emotional towards others.
- Feeling is defined as the sense of touch or something experienced through touch or emotion.
- An example of feeling is the act of sensing that the surface of something is smooth because you touched it.
- An example of a feeling is sadness.
- An example of a feeling is a sudden sense to turn around right before a storm hits.
A woman comforts her child who is feeling sad.
feeling definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English feling: see feel and amp; -ing
- that one of the senses by which sensations of contact, pressure, temperature, and pain are transmitted through the skin; sense of touch
- the power or faculty of experiencing physical sensation
- an awareness; consciousness; sensation: a feeling of pain
- emotion or sensitivity: singing with feeling
- an emotion
- the power or faculty of experiencing emotions and subjective responses: to hurt someone's feelings
- a kindly, generous attitude; sympathy; pity
- an opinion or sentiment: a feeling that he is honest
- a premonition: a feeling that we will win
- an impression or emotional quality; air; atmosphere: the lonely feeling of the city at night
- a natural ability or sensitive appreciation: a feeling for music
- the emotional quality in a work of art
- feelingly adverb
feeling definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. The sensation involving perception by touch.b. A sensation experienced through touch.c. A physical sensation: a feeling of warmth.
- An affective state of consciousness, such as that resulting from emotions, sentiments, or desires: experienced a feeling of excitement.
- An awareness or impression: He had the feeling that he was being followed.
- a. An emotional state or disposition; an emotion: expressed deep feeling.b. A tender emotion; a fondness.
- a. Capacity to experience the higher emotions; sensitivity; sensibility: a man of feeling.b. feelings Susceptibility to emotional response; sensibilities: The child's feelings are easily hurt.
- Opinion based more on emotion than on reason; sentiment.
- A general impression conveyed by a person, place, or thing: The stuffy air gave one the feeling of being in a tomb.
- a. Appreciative regard or understanding: a feeling for propriety.b. Intuitive awareness or aptitude; a feel: has a feeling for language.
- Having the ability to react or feel emotionally; sentient; sensitive.
- Easily moved emotionally; sympathetic: a feeling heart.
- Expressive of sensibility or emotion: a feeling glance.
- feelˈing·ly adverb
feeling - Medical Definition
- The sensation involving perception by touch.
- A physical sensation, as of pain.
- An affective state of consciousness, such as that resulting from emotions, sentiments, or desires.
Variant of feel
- to touch or handle in order to become aware of; examine or test by touching or handling
- to perceive or be aware of through physical sensation: to feel rain on the face
- to experience (an emotion or condition): to feel joy, pain, etc.
- to be moved by or very sensitive to: to feel death keenly
- to be aware of through intellectual perception: to feel the weight of an argument
- to think or believe, often for unanalyzed or emotional reasons: he feels that we should go
Origin: Middle English felen ; from Old English felan, akin to German fühlen and amp; Classical Latin palpare, to stroke ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Indo-European base an unverified form pel-, to fly, flutter, cause to tremble from source Old English fīfealde, German falter, butterfly
- to have physical sensation; be sentient
- to appear to be to the senses, esp. to the sense of touch: the water feels warm
- to have the indicated emotional effect: it feels good to be wanted
- to try to find something by touching; grope (for)
- to be or be aware of being: to feel sad, sick, certain, etc.
- to be moved to sympathy, pity, etc. (for)
- the act of feeling; perception by the senses
- the sense of touch
- the nature of a thing as perceived through touch: the feel of wet sawdust
- an emotional sensation or effect: the feel of happiness
- instinctive ability or appreciation: a feel for design