• Feeling Definition & Synonyms
- (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Feel
- (n.) The sense by which the mind, through certain nerves of the body, perceives external objects, or certain states of the body itself; that one of the five senses which resides in the general nerves of sensation distributed over the body, especially in its surface; the sense of touch; nervous sensibility to external objects.
- (a.) Possessing great sensibility; easily affected or moved; as, a feeling heart.
- (n.) That quality of a work of art which embodies the mental emotion of the artist, and is calculated to affect similarly the spectator.
- (n.) An act or state of perception by the sense above described; an act of apprehending any object whatever; an act or state of apprehending the state of the soul itself; consciousness.
- (n.) The capacity of the soul for emotional states; a high degree of susceptibility to emotions or states of the sensibility not dependent on the body; as, a man of feeling; a man destitute of feeling.
- (a.) Expressive of great sensibility; attended by, or evincing, sensibility; as, he made a feeling representation of his wrongs.
- (n.) Any state or condition of emotion; the exercise of the capacity for emotion; any mental state whatever; as, a right or a wrong feeling in the heart; our angry or kindly feelings; a feeling of pride or of humility.
• Feel Definition & Synonyms
- (v. t.) To perceive; to observe.
- (n.) A sensation communicated by touching; impression made upon one who touches or handles; as, this leather has a greasy feel.
- (v. i.) To appear to the touch; to give a perception; to produce an impression by the nerves of sensation; -- followed by an adjective describing the kind of sensation.
- (v. t.) To take internal cognizance of; to be conscious of; to have an inward persuasion of.
- (v. t.) To touch; to handle; to examine by touching; as, feel this piece of silk; hence, to make trial of; to test; often with out.
- (v. i.) To know with feeling; to be conscious; hence, to know certainly or without misgiving.
- (v. i.) To have perception by the touch, or by contact of anything with the nerves of sensation, especially those upon the surface of the body.
- (v. i.) To have the sensibilities moved or affected.
- (v. i.) To be conscious of an inward impression, state of mind, persuasion, physical condition, etc.; to perceive ones self to be; -- followed by an adjective describing the state, etc.; as, to feel assured, grieved, persuaded.
- (v. t.) To perceive by the touch; to take cognizance of by means of the nerves of sensation distributed all over the body, especially by those of the skin; to have sensation excited by contact of (a thing) with the body or limbs.
- (v. t.) To perceive by the mind; to have a sense of; to experience; to be affected by; to be sensible of, or sensetive to; as, to feel pleasure; to feel pain.
- (n.) Feeling; perception.
• Feelingly Definition & Synonyms
- (adv.) In a feeling manner; pathetically; sympathetically.