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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
feeling (noun)
1.
a) (1) the one of the basic physical senses of which the skin contains the chief end organs and of which the sensations of touch and temperature are characteristic - touch
(2) a sensation experienced through this sense
b) generalized bodily consciousness or sensation
c) appreciative or responsive awareness or recognition
2.
a) an emotional state or reaction - a kindly feeling toward the boy
b) susceptibility to impression - sensitivity the remark hurt her feelings
3.
a) the undifferentiated background of one's awareness considered apart from any identifiable sensation, perception, or thought
b) the overall quality of one's awareness
c) conscious recognition - sense
4.
a) often unreasoned opinion or belief - sentiment
b) - presentiment
5.
capacity to respond emotionally especially with the higher emotions
6.
the character ascribed to something - atmosphere
7.
a) the quality of a work of art that conveys the emotion of the artist
b) sympathetic aesthetic response
8.
- feel
feeling (adjective)
1.
a) - sentient sensitive
b) easily moved emotionally
2.
obsolete deeply felt
3.
expressing emotion or sensitivity
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
feeling (noun)
1.
a subjective response to a person, thing, or situation
SYNONIMS:
chord, emotion, passion, sentiment
RELATED WORDS:
impression, perception, sensation, sense; angle, attitude, outlook, perspective, standpoint, viewpoint; belief, conviction, judgment ( judgement), mind, notion, opinion, persuasion, verdict, view; receptiveness, receptivity, responsiveness, sensibility, sensitiveness, sensitivity
NEAR ANTONYMS:
insensitiveness, insensitivity, unfeelingness
feeling (noun)
Array
general emotional condition
SYNONIMS:
heartstrings, passions, sensibilities
RELATED WORDS:
cheer, frame, humor, mode, mood, spirit, temper
feeling (noun)
3.
an idea that is believed to be true or valid without positive knowledge
SYNONIMS:
belief, conviction, eye, feeling, judgment ( judgement), mind, notion, persuasion, sentiment, verdict, view
RELATED WORDS:
say; impression, perception, take; attitude; assumption, presumption, presupposition; conclusion, decision, determination; deliverance, esteem, estimate, estimation; credence, credit, faith; concept, conception, idea, thought; position, stance, stand; comment, obiter dictum, observation, reflection, remark; conjecture, guess, hunch, hypothesis, surmise, theory; advice, input, recommendation, suggestion; angle, outlook, perspective, shoes, slant, standpoint, viewpoint; counterview
NEAR ANTONYMS:
fact, truth
feeling (noun)
4.
an indefinite physical response to a stimulus
SYNONIMS:
feel, feeling, sense
RELATED WORDS:
impression, perception; hint, suggestion, touch
feeling (noun)
5.
sorrow or the capacity to feel sorrow for another's suffering or misfortune
SYNONIMS:
commiseration, compassion, feeling
RELATED WORDS:
condolence, regret; humaneness, humanity, kindheartedness, kindliness, kindness, mercy, pity, ruth, softheartedness, warmheartedness; affinity, empathy, rapport, sensitivity, understanding; altruism, benevolence, benignity, bigheartedness, charity, generosity, goodwill, humanitarianism, largeheartedness, largesse ( largess), magnanimity, philanthropy
NEAR ANTONYMS:
indifference, insensitivity, unconcern; cruelty, harshness, inhumanity; animosity, antipathy, dislike, hatred, hostility
callousness, coldheartedness, hard-heartedness, heartlessness
feeling (noun)
6.
the capacity for feeling for another's unhappiness or misfortune
SYNONIMS:
bigheartedness, charity, commiseration, compassion, feeling, good-heartedness, humanity, kindheartedness, kindliness, kindness, largeheartedness, mercy, pity, ruth, softheartedness, sympathy, warmheartedness
RELATED WORDS:
feelings, responsiveness, sensibility, sensitivity; affection, love, regard; affinity, empathy, rapport; altruism, benevolence, benignancy, benignity, generosity, goodwill, humaneness, humanism, humanitarianism, philanthropy
NEAR ANTONYMS:
callousness, coldness, disinterest, indifference, unconcern; cruelty, harshness; animosity, antipathy, dislike, hatred, hostility
coldheartedness, hard-heartedness, inhumanity, inhumanness, mercilessness, pitilessness
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