feeling

feeling
I UK [ˈfiːlɪŋ] / US [ˈfɪlɪŋ] noun
Word forms "feeling":
singular feeling plural feelings
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Metaphor:
When your feelings and emotions are strongly affected by something, you feel as if you have been hit hard, shaken, touched, or injured. The news has hit him really hard. The news came as quite a blow. I was reeling from the shock. It had a huge impact on them. We were very moved/touched by her story. It was very upsetting. It shook us to the core. He made a stirring speech about duty and loyalty. I was bowled over/blown away by her. I felt very torn: I didn't know what to do. You've injured/hurt her feelings. She made some very hurtful remarks. It pains me to see you like this. It was agony waiting for the results. Sam looked a bit knocked back by the news. Her ego is bruised, but she'll get over it. It's a disappointment, I know, but you'll just have to take it on the chin.  afraid, angry, enthusiasm, happy, hate, love, nervous
1) [countable] an emotional state, for example anger or happiness
feeling of:

Parents often experience deep feelings of guilt if their children fail.

a) feelings
[plural] emotions, especially when these are sensitive and likely to be affected by what other people say or do

He found it difficult to express his feelings.

hurt someone's feelings (= upset someone):

I didn't want to hurt his feelings.

b) [singular] the emotional effect that a place has on you

There's a feeling of hopelessness about the place.

2)
a) [countable] an opinion that you have about something, especially when it is based on general thoughts rather than definite reasons

My feeling is that we should wait a week or two.

feeling about:

Sarah has very strong feelings about environmental issues.

b) [uncountable] the opinions of most people

The feeling is that the economy will continue to improve.

feeling on/about:

The minister underestimated the strength of public feeling on this issue.

feeling against:

There is now strong national feeling against the nuclear plant.

3) [countable] something that you feel physically in your body
feeling of:

A feeling of nausea came over her.

I suddenly had an overwhelming feeling of tiredness.

4) [uncountable] the ability to feel pain, heat etc in your body

When I woke up I had no feeling in my legs.

lose feeling in something:

She had lost all feeling in her right arm.

bad/ill feeling — angry feelings that remain between people after a disagreement

The last thing we want is any friction or bad feeling between the players.

have/geta/the feeling (that) — to be conscious of something but not certain about it

I have a feeling we've met before.

I had the feeling she was watching me.

have/get a feeling for something — to have or develop a natural ability to do something

He has no feeling for poetry whatsoever.

See:
hard I, mutual I

II UK [ˈfiːlɪŋ] / US [ˈfɪlɪŋ] adjective
sensitive and showing emotion

She did not appear to be a particularly feeling person.


Derived word:
feelingly
adverb

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