feel like

feel like
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feel lahyk]
    • /fil laɪk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feel lahyk]
    • /fil laɪk/

Definitions of feel like words

  • adjective feel like of the same form, appearance, kind, character, amount, etc.: I cannot remember a like instance. 1
  • adjective feel like corresponding or agreeing in general or in some noticeable respect; similar; analogous: drawing, painting, and like arts. 1
  • adjective feel like bearing resemblance. 1
  • adjective feel like Dialect. likely or probable: 'Tis like that he's gone mad. 1
  • adjective feel like Dialect. about; almost ready, as to perform some action: The poor chap seemed like to run away. 1
  • preposition feel like in like manner with; similarly to; in the manner characteristic of: He works like a beaver. 1

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Origin of feel like

First appearance:

before 1150
One of the 7% oldest English words
1150-1200; Middle English lic, lik < Old Norse līkr; replacing Old English gelīc, cognate with Dutch gelijk, German gleich, Old Norse glīkr, Gothic galeiks like, literally, of the same body or form. See y-, lich

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Parts of speech for Feel like


feel like popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 100% 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 like usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for feel like

verb feel like

  • prefer — to set or hold before or above other persons or things in estimation; like better; choose rather than: to prefer beef to chicken.
  • please — (used as a polite addition to requests, commands, etc.) if you would be so obliging; kindly: Please come here. Will you please turn the radio off?
  • want — to feel a need or a desire for; wish for: to want one's dinner; always wanting something new.
  • desire — A desire is a strong wish to do or have something.
  • wish — to want; desire; long for (usually followed by an infinitive or a clause): I wish to travel. I wish that it were morning.

Antonyms for feel like

verb feel like

  • dislike — to regard with displeasure, antipathy, or aversion: I dislike working. I dislike oysters.
  • hate — to dislike intensely or passionately; feel extreme aversion for or extreme hostility toward; detest: to hate the enemy; to hate bigotry.
  • despise — If you despise something or someone, you dislike them and have a very low opinion of them.
  • ignore — to refrain from noticing or recognizing: to ignore insulting remarks.

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