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Feeling appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • Love's a feeling you feel when you feel
    you're going to feel the feeling you've never felt before.
  • Yally Bally had a jolly golliwog. Feeling folly, Yally Bally Bought his jolly golli' a dollie made of holly! The golli', feeling jolly, named the holly dollie, Polly. So Yally Bally's jolly golli's holly dollie Polly's also jolly!
    (by Mistah Twistah, Tony Valuch)

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Usage statistics for the noun feeling:

imaginative writing65.85%informational writing34.15%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun feeling:

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Definition of the noun feeling

What does feeling mean as a name of something?

Feeling is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: feeling

  1. the experiencing of affective and emotional states
  2. a vague idea in which some confidence is placed
  3. the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
  4. a physical sensation that you experience
  5. the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin
  6. an intuitive understanding of something
    • example: he had a great feeling for music
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • synonym of feeling: intuitive feeling
    • more generic word: intuition = instinctive knowing
    • more specific word: sprachgefuhl = an intuitive feeling for the natural idiom of a language

Alternative definition of the noun feeling


  1. Sensation, particularly through the skin.
  2. Emotion; impression.
  3. [context: always plural] Emotional state or well-being.
  4. [context: always plural] Emotional attraction or desire.
  5. See Intuition.
  6. An opinion, an attitude.

Definition of the adjective feeling

What does feeling mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more feeling / most feeling

  1. Emotionally sensitive.


  1. "Feeling" is a musical single of Leila Arab.
    • released in (17 years ago)
  2. "Feeling" is a musical single of Takkyu Ishino.
    • released on (15 years ago)
  3. "Feeling" is a musical single of Billy Comfort.
    • released on
  4. "Feeling" is a musical album of OBK.
    • released in (10 years ago)
  5. "Feeling" is a musical single of Masatoshi Ono & Yōko Oginome.
    • released on (15 years ago)
  6. "Feeling" is a musical single of Client Liaison.
  7. "Feeling" is a musical single of Karen Cheryl.
    • released in (31 years ago)
  8. "Feeling" is a musical album of Lightshine.
    • released in (39 years ago)

Phrases with Feeling

  1. feeling of movement
  2. Gut Feeling
  3. self-feeling
  4. class feeling
  5. fellow feeling
  6. sinking feeling
  7. Floating Feeling
  8. intuitive feeling
  9. Have a Funny Feeling

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Feeling

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Google previewFeeling Is the Secret: Gold Edition (Includes Ten Bonus Lectures!) (2017)

by Neville Goddard

To feel intensely about a wrong without voicing or expressing that feeling is the beginning of disease – dis-ease – in both body and environment. Do not ...

Google previewThe Essence of Christianity (2012)

by Ludwig Feuerbach

Feeling is the dream of Nature; and there is nothing more blissful, nothing more profound than dreaming.

Feeling is a dream with the eyes open; religion the dream of waking consciousness: dreaming is the key to the mysteries of religion.

Google previewThe Pedagogical Bible School (1903)

A Scientific Study of the Sunday School with Chief Reference to the Curriculum by Samuel B. Haslett

Some think feeling is a complex state of mind made up chiefly of sensations and pleasure or pain with the pleasure or pain element predominating. Feeling is an attitude or condition of mind resulting from previous attitudes. As when a...

Feeling is the wider and more fundamental term (Dr. J. W. Slaughter). Feelings and ...

Google previewDevelopmental Neuropsychiatry: Fundamentals (1995)

by James C. Harris

Feeling is the term used to describe a positive or negative reaction to an experience. Feeling refers to both the active experience of sensation, (e.g., touch) and the subjective experience of emotion. Affect indicates...

Google previewEssentials of Temperament Assessment (2010)

by Diana Joyce

Feeling is a more subjective process that makes decisions based on a personal values system (e.g., empathy, well-being of others). This value creates a sense of liking, disliking, or overall mood that may incorporate experience and leads to ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica (1879)

A Record of the Positive Effects of Drugs Upon the Healthy Human Organism by Timothy Field Allen

A rumbling and weak feeling in lower bowel. Headache commenced in right temple, then sharp stabbing pains, followed by confused feeling in head, and then vertigo. Aching pain also extends to meatus anditorins externus. Urine slightly acid.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Mobile Phone Behavior (2015)

by Yan, Zheng

Group Dimension Definition Feeling about the shape of a product developed by integrated characteristics Shape (ratio, length, area, etc.) of its components such as line and curvature Color The conceptual image of a product developed by its ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica (1902)

by John Henry Clarke

Bruised feeling in 1. breast, with pain on pressure. — Breasts feel swollen and engorged ; feel swollen and sore, with itching about nipples. 19. Heart and Pulse. — Pain in heart, causing apprehension of death. — Pain in region of apex.

Google previewUnabridged Dictionary of the Sensations "as If". (1985)

by James William Ward

Feeling as if brain were laid bare and cold air passed over it. Anan- therum Muricatum (Hg) Brain Beat Skull. — Sensation as if the brain moved and beat against the skull during motion. Arscnicum Album (CPTH) Brain Beaten. — A feeling as if ...

Google previewThe Lexicon of Adlerian Psychology (2007)

by Robert L. Powers, Jane Griffith

COMMUNITY FEELING/SOCIAL FEELING/SOCIAL INTEREST These are unsatisfactory English language...

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Literary Terms (2006)

by Peter Childs, Professor of English and Linguistics in the School of Modern Languages and European Studies Roger Fowler, Roger Fowler

GG Feeling Accounts of how a work of literature is created, or of how it affects the reader, touch on two areas of nonliterary investigation. Epistemology, the theory of how we come to know, is an ancient philosophical puzzle. Since the late ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Modern Critical Terms (1987)

by Roger Fowler

FEElinG 91 feeling Accounts of how a work of literatore is created, or of how it affects the reader, umst touch on two areas of non-literary investigation. Episte- mology, the theory of how we come to know, is an ancient philosophical poazle.

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Quotes about Feeling

It is close to noon;
The feeling had disappeared,
Mysteriously like the moon_
Yet here again it has reappeared!

The feeling again_
O, so soothing it is;
And there is no more pain,
Only the feeling, so easy. (Tafadzwa Matamba)
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Scrabble value of F4E1E1L1I1N1G2

The value of this 7-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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