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Overview of noun feeling

The noun feeling has 6 senses? (first 5 from tagged texts)
1. (49) feeling

(the experiencing of affective and emotional states; "she had a feeling of euphoria"; "he had terrible feelings of guilt"; "I disliked him and the feeling was mutual")

2. (28) impression, feeling, belief, notion, opinion

(a vague idea in which some confidence is placed; "his impression of her was favorable"; "what are your feelings about the crisis?"; "it strengthened my belief in his sincerity"; "I had a feeling that she was lying")

3. (16) spirit, tone, feel, feeling, flavor, flavour, look, smell

(the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people; "the feel of the city excited him"; "a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting"; "it had the smell of treason")

4. (8) feeling

(a physical sensation that you experience; "he had a queasy feeling"; "I had a strange feeling in my leg"; "he lost all feeling in his arm")

5. (1) touch, touch sensation, tactual sensation, tactile sensation, feeling

(the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin; "she likes the touch of silk on her skin"; "the surface had a greasy feeling")

6. feeling, intuitive feeling

(an intuitive understanding of something; "he had a great feeling for music")


Overview of verb feel

The verb feel has 13 senses? (first 11 from tagged texts)
1. (181) feel, experience

(undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind; "She felt resentful"; "He felt regret")

2. (150) find, feel

(come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or indefinite grounds; "I feel that he doesn't like me"; "I find him to be obnoxious"; "I found the movie rather entertaining")

3. (66) feel, sense

(perceive by a physical sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles; "He felt the wind"; "She felt an object brushing her arm"; "He felt his flesh crawl"; "She felt the heat when she got out of the car")

4. (39) feel

(be conscious of a physical, mental, or emotional state; "My cold is gone

5. (37) feel

(have a feeling or perception about oneself in reaction to someone's behavior or attitude; "She felt small and insignificant"; "You make me feel naked"; "I made the students feel different about themselves")

6. (34) feel

(undergo passive experience of:"We felt the effects of inflation"; "her fingers felt their way through the string quartet"; "she felt his contempt of her")

7. (14) feel

(be felt or perceived in a certain way; "The ground feels shaky"; "The sheets feel soft")

8. (5) feel

(grope or feel in search of something; "He felt for his wallet")

9. (4) feel, finger

(examine by touch; "Feel this soft cloth!"; "The customer fingered the sweater")

10. (3) palpate, feel

(examine (a body part) by palpation; "The nurse palpated the patient's stomach"; "The runner felt her pulse")

11. (1) feel

(find by testing or cautious exploration; "He felt his way around the dark room")

12. feel

(produce a certain impression; "It feels nice to be home again")

13. feel

(pass one's hands over the sexual organs of; "He felt the girl in the movie theater")

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