1. [ noun ] the experiencing of affective and emotional states

"she had a feeling of euphoria" "he had terrible feelings of guilt" "I disliked him and the feeling was mutual"

Related terms: psychological_feature emotion desire pleasure hope temper pain astonishment shame affection despair sentiment sympathy pride enthusiasm liking passion soul sensitivity pang sadness gratitude dislike happiness affect humility glow ingratitude fearlessness devastation unconcern ambivalence apathy complex thing levity expectation calmness agitation gravity sex feel
2. [ noun ] a vague idea in which some confidence is placed
Synonyms: impression notion belief opinion

"his 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"

Related terms: idea effect intuition presence first_blush believe
3. [ noun ] the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
Synonyms: spirit tone flavor feel smell flavour look

"the feel of the city excited him" "a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting" "it had the smell of treason"

Related terms: atmosphere zeitgeist hollywood look feel spiritize spirit
4. [ noun ] (psychology) a physical sensation that you experience
Synonyms: somaesthesia somatesthesia somatic_sensation somesthesia

"he had a queasy feeling" "I had a strange feeling in my leg" "he lost all feeling in his arm"

Related terms: perception somaesthesia pain pressure temperature prickling constriction feel
5. [ noun ] (psychology) the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin
Synonyms: tactual_sensation touch_sensation tactile_sensation touch

"she likes the touch of silk on her skin" "the surface had a greasy feeling"

Related terms: perception cutaneous_sensation feel
6. [ noun ] an intuitive understanding of something
Synonyms: intuitive_feeling

"he had a great feeling for music"

Related terms: intuition sprachgefuhl
7. [ noun ] (sexuality) manual-genital stimulation for sexual pleasure
Synonyms: feel

"the girls hated it when he tried to sneak a feel"

Related terms: foreplay feel
8. [ noun ] actively exploring with the hands

"he was feeling for the light switch"

Related terms: touch stroke palpation fingering
Similar spelling:   feelings