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feeling

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of feeling

  1. 1 a subjective response to a person, thing, or situation an overall feeling of happiness about their new home Synonyms of feeling chord, emotion, passion, sentiment Words Related to feeling impression, perception, sensation, sense; angle, attitude, outlook, perspective, standpoint, viewpoint; belief, conviction, judgment (or judgement), mind, notion, opinion, persuasion, verdict, view; receptiveness, receptivity, responsiveness, sensibility, sensitiveness, sensitivity Near Antonyms of feeling insensitiveness, insensitivity, unfeelingness

  2. 2 feelings pl  general emotional condition a remark that thoughtlessly hurt her feelings Synonyms of feeling heartstrings, passions, sensibilities Words Related to feeling cheer, frame, humor, mode, mood, spirit, temper

  3. 3 an idea that is believed to be true or valid without positive knowledge an interesting think piece in which the congresswoman expressed her feelings about our nation's most pressing problems Synonyms of feeling belief, conviction, eye, opinion, judgment (or judgement), mind, notion, persuasion, sentiment, verdict, viewWords Related to feeling say; impression, perception, take; attitude; assumption, presumption, presupposition; conclusion, decision, determination; deliverance, esteem, estimate, estimation; credence, credit, faith; concept, conception, idea, thought; position, stance, stand; comment, obiter dictum, observation, reflection, remark; conjecture, guess, hunch, hypothesis, surmise, theory; advice, input, recommendation, suggestion; angle, outlook, perspective, shoes, slant, standpoint, viewpoint; counterviewNear Antonyms of feeling fact, truth

  4. 4 an indefinite physical response to a stimulus that odd feeling of forward movement you get when the parked car next to you backs out Synonyms of feeling feel, sensation, senseWords Related to feeling impression, perception; hint, suggestion, touch

  5. 5 sorrow or the capacity to feel sorrow for another's suffering or misfortune a rich person without much feeling for those who are less fortunate Synonyms of feeling commiseration, compassion, sympathyWords Related to feeling condolence, regret; humaneness, humanity, kindheartedness, kindliness, kindness, mercy, pity, ruth, softheartedness, warmheartedness; affinity, empathy, rapport, sensitivity, understanding; altruism, benevolence, benignity, bigheartedness, charity, generosity, goodwill, humanitarianism, largeheartedness, largesse (also largess), magnanimity, philanthropyNear Antonyms of feeling indifference, insensitivity, unconcern; cruelty, harshness, inhumanity; animosity, antipathy, dislike, hatred, hostilityAntonyms of feeling callousness, coldheartedness, hard-heartedness, heartlessness

  6. 6 the capacity for feeling for another's unhappiness or misfortune a woman of great feeling, the princess wanted to use her status and influence to help the needy Synonyms of feeling bigheartedness, charity, commiseration, compassion, heart, good-heartedness, humanity, kindheartedness, kindliness, kindness, largeheartedness, mercy, pity, ruth, softheartedness, sympathy, warmheartednessWords Related to feeling feelings, responsiveness, sensibility, sensitivity; affection, love, regard; affinity, empathy, rapport; altruism, benevolence, benignancy, benignity, generosity, goodwill, humaneness, humanism, humanitarianism, philanthropyNear Antonyms of feeling callousness, coldness, disinterest, indifference, unconcern; cruelty, harshness; animosity, antipathy, dislike, hatred, hostilityAntonyms of feeling coldheartedness, hard-heartedness, inhumanity, inhumanness, mercilessness, pitilessness

Synonym Discussion of feeling

feeling, emotion, affection, sentiment, passion mean a subjective response to a person, thing, or situation. feeling denotes any partly mental, partly physical response marked by pleasure, pain, attraction, or repulsion; it may suggest the mere existence of a response but imply nothing about the nature or intensity of it.
    • the feelings that once moved me are gone
emotion carries a strong implication of excitement or agitation but, like feeling, encompasses both positive and negative responses.
    • the drama portrays the emotions of adolescence
affection applies to feelings that are also inclinations or likings.
    • a memoir of childhood filled with affection for her family
sentiment often implies an emotion inspired by an idea.
    • her feminist sentiments are well known
passion suggests a very powerful or controlling emotion.
    • revenge became his ruling passion


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