sinking feeling

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of sinking feeling

:a feeling of dread or discouragement
  • She got that sinking feeling as she viewed the storm damage.

Word by Word Definitions

sink play sinking
  1. : to go to the bottom : submerge

  2. : to become partly buried (as in mud)

  3. : to become engulfed

  1. : a pool or pit for the deposit of waste or sewage : cesspool

  2. : a ditch or tunnel for carrying off sewage : sewer

  3. : a stationary basin connected with a drain and usually a water supply for washing and drainage

feeling play
  1. : the one of the basic physical senses of which the skin contains the chief end organs and of which the sensations of touch and temperature are characteristic : touch

  2. : a sensation experienced through this sense

  3. : generalized bodily consciousness or sensation

  1. : sentient, sensitive

  2. : easily moved emotionally

  3. : deeply felt


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