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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fee-ling]
    • /ˈfi lɪŋ/
    • /ˈfiːlɪŋ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fee-ling]
    • /ˈfi lɪŋ/

Definitions of feeling word

  • noun feeling a quality of an object that is perceived by feeling or touching: the soft feel of cotton. 1
  • noun feeling a sensation of something felt; a vague mental impression or feeling: a feel of winter; a feel of sadness in the air. 1
  • noun feeling the sense of touch: soft to the feel. 1
  • noun feeling native ability or acquired sensitivity: to have a feel for what is right. 1
  • noun feeling Informal. an act or instance of touching with the hand or fingers. 1
  • noun feeling Slang: Vulgar. an act or instance of feeling up. 1

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Origin of feeling

First appearance:

before 1125
One of the 6% oldest English words
Middle English word dating back to 1125-75; See origin at feel, -ing1, -ing2

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Feeling


feeling popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 98% 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".

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Synonyms for feeling

noun feeling

  • reaction — a reverse movement or tendency; an action in a reverse direction or manner.
  • perception — the act or faculty of perceiving, or apprehending by means of the senses or of the mind; cognition; understanding.
  • pain — physical suffering or distress, as due to injury, illness, etc.
  • feel — to perceive or examine by touch.
  • sensitivity — the state or quality of being sensitive; sensitiveness.

adjective feeling

  • meaningful — full of meaning, significance, purpose, or value; purposeful; significant: a meaningful wink; a meaningful choice.
  • witting — knowing; aware; conscious.
  • well-disposed — favorably, sympathetically, or kindly disposed: The sponsors are well-disposed toward our plan.
  • wax — a fit of anger; rage.
  • emotionable — (rare, of a person or group or of their behavior or faculties) Particularly expressive of or affected by emotion.

Antonyms for feeling

noun feeling

  • apathy — You can use apathy to talk about someone's state of mind if you are criticizing them because they do not seem to be interested in or enthusiastic about anything.
  • insensibility — incapable of feeling or perceiving; deprived of sensation; unconscious, as a person after a violent blow.
  • numbness — deprived of physical sensation or the ability to move: fingers numb with cold.
  • unconsciousness — not conscious; without awareness, sensation, or cognition.
  • insensitivity — deficient in human sensibility, acuteness of feeling, or consideration; unfeeling; callous: an insensitive person.

adjective feeling

  • hard-hearted — unfeeling; unmerciful; pitiless.
  • doublespeak — evasive, ambiguous language that is intended to deceive or confuse.
  • nowhere — in or at no place; not anywhere: The missing pen was nowhere to be found.
  • senseless — destitute or deprived of sensation; unconscious.
  • nonemotional — pertaining to or involving emotion or the emotions.

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