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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [feel]
    • /fil/
    • /fiːl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feel]
    • /fil/

Definitions of feel word

  • verb with object feel to perceive or examine by touch. 1
  • verb with object feel to have a sensation of (something), other than by sight, hearing, taste, or smell: to feel a toothache. 1
  • verb with object feel to find or pursue (one's way) by touching, groping, or cautious moves. 1
  • verb with object feel to be or become conscious of. 1
  • verb with object feel to be emotionally affected by: to feel one's disgrace keenly. 1
  • verb with object feel to experience the effects of: The whole region felt the storm. 1

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Origin of feel

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English felen, Old English fēlan; cognate with Old Saxon fōlian, German fühlen; akin to Old Norse falma to grope. See fumble

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Feel


feel popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 97% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

feel usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for feel

verb feel

  • try — to attempt to do or accomplish: Try it before you say it's simple.
  • perceive — to become aware of, know, or identify by means of the senses: I perceived an object looming through the mist.
  • sense — any of the faculties, as sight, hearing, smell, taste, or touch, by which humans and animals perceive stimuli originating from outside or inside the body: My sense of smell tells me that dinner is ready.
  • caress — If you caress someone, you stroke them gently and affectionately.
  • twiddle — to turn about or play with lightly or idly, especially with the fingers; twirl.

noun feel

  • texture — the visual and especially tactile quality of a surface: rough texture.
  • sensation — the operation or function of the senses; perception or awareness of stimuli through the senses.
  • impression — a strong effect produced on the intellect, feelings, conscience, etc.
  • finish — to bring (something) to an end or to completion; complete: to finish a novel; to finish breakfast.
  • composition — When you talk about the composition of something, you are referring to the way in which its various parts are put together and arranged.

Antonyms for feel

verb feel

  • manhandle — to handle roughly.
  • release — to lease again.
  • disbelieve — to have no belief in; refuse or reject belief in: to disbelieve reports of UFO sightings.
  • overlook — to fail to notice, perceive, or consider: to overlook a misspelled word.
  • leave alone — separate, apart, or isolated from others: I want to be alone.

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