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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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