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English noun: feeling

1. feeling the experiencing of affective and emotional states

SamplesShe had a feeling of euphoria.
He had terrible feelings of guilt.
I disliked him and the feeling was mutual.

Broader (hypernym)state

Narrower (hyponym)affect, affection, affectionateness, agitation, amazement, ambivalence, ambivalency, apathy, astonishment, bravery, calmness, complex, desire, despair, devastation, dislike, emotion, enthusiasm, expectation, faintness, fearlessness, fellow feeling, fondness, glow, gratitude, gravity, happiness, heart, hope, humbleness, humility, humor, humour, ingratitude, levity, liking, mood, pain, painfulness, pang, passion, passionateness, philia, pleasance, pleasure, pride, pridefulness, sadness, sensitiveness, sensitivity, sentiment, sex, sexual urge, shame, solemnity, soul, soulfulness, stab, sympathy, temper, tenderness, thing, twinge, unconcern, ungratefulness, unhappiness, warmheartedness, warmness

2. feeling (cognition) a vague idea in which some confidence is placed

SamplesHis impression of her was favorable.
What are your feelings about the crisis?.
It strengthened my belief in his sincerity.
I had a feeling that she was lying.

Synonymsbelief, impression, notion, opinion

Broader (hypernym)idea, thought

Narrower (hyponym)effect, first blush, hunch, intuition, presence, suspicion

3. feeling (state) the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people

SamplesThe feel of the city excited him.
A clergyman improved the tone of the meeting.
It had the smell of treason.

Synonymsfeel, flavor, flavour, look, smell, spirit, tone

Broader (hypernym)ambiance, ambience, atmosphere

Narrower (hyponym)Hollywood, Zeitgeist

4. feeling (cognition) a physical sensation that you experience

SamplesHe had a queasy feeling.
I had a strange feeling in my leg.
He lost all feeling in his arm.

Broader (hypernym)somaesthesia, somatesthesia, somatic sensation, somesthesia

Narrower (hyponym)constriction, tightness

5. feeling (cognition) the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin

SamplesShe likes the touch of silk on her skin.
The surface had a greasy feeling.

Synonymstactile sensation, tactual sensation, touch, touch sensation

Broader (hypernym)perception

Narrower (hyponym)creepiness, cutaneous sensation, haptic sensation, skin sensation

6. feeling (cognition) an intuitive understanding of something

SamplesHe had a great feeling for music.

Synonymsintuitive feeling

Broader (hypernym)intuition

Narrower (hyponym)sprachgefuhl

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