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Another word for feeling

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Noun
  1. A particular sensation conveyed by means of physical contact

      1. The nature of a thing as perceived through touch
      2. The sense of touch
      3. Intuitive awareness or natural ability:
      1. A sensation caused by touching, esp. one that is characteristic of a particular substance or texture; tactile quality; feel
      2. A characteristic way of doing things:
      3. A sensation experienced in touching something with a characteristic texture:
    See also:

    touch

  2. The faculty or ability to perceive tactile stimulation

    See also:

    touch

  3. An act of touching

      1. (Medicine) The act of feeling or pushing on various parts of a patient's body to determine medical condition such as the normality of organs or the presence or absence of tumors, swelling, muscle tension, etc.
      1. A light push; a tap:
      2. A prospect for a loan or handout:
      3. A suggestion, hint, or tinge:
    See also:

    touch

  4. The capacity for or an act of responding to a stimulus

      1. A perception associated with stimulation of a sense organ or with a specific body condition:
      2. The power or process of receiving conscious sense impressions through direct stimulation of the bodily organism
      3. An immediate reaction to external stimulation of a sense organ; conscious feeling or sense impression
      1. A meaning that is conveyed, as in speech or writing; signification:
      2. Judgment; consensus:
      3. A vague feeling or presentiment:
      1. (Chiefly in the plural) An acute awareness or feeling
      2. The ability to sense, feel or perceive; especially to be sensitive to the feelings of another
      3. The capacity for physical sensation; power of responding to stimuli; ability to feel
      1. The ability to perceive sensation.
      2. The ability to be aware of (and, usually, react with regard to) the feelings of others.
      1. The degree of response of a receiver or instrument to an incoming signal or to a change in the incoming signal, as in FM radio.
      2. The capacity to respond to changes in the environment.
      3. The quality or condition of being sensitive:
      1. The thought or meaning behind something said, done, or given, as distinct from the literal statement, act, etc.
      2. A complex combination of feelings and opinions as a basis for action or judgment; general emotionalized attitude
      3. A thought, opinion, judgment, or attitude, usually the result of careful consideration, but often colored with emotion
    See also:

    awareness

  5. A general cast of mind with regard to something

      1. A manner of acting, feeling, or thinking that shows one's disposition, opinion, etc.
      2. A manner of thinking, feeling, or behaving that reflects a state of mind or disposition:
      3. A position of the body or manner of carrying oneself:
      1. Tender or romantic feeling:
      2. A thought, opinion, judgment, or attitude, usually the result of careful consideration, but often colored with emotion
      3. A complex combination of feelings and opinions as a basis for action or judgment; general emotionalized attitude
    See also:

    attitude

  6. A complex and usually strong subjective response, such as love or hate

      1. A mental or emotional state or tendency; disposition or feeling
      2. (Obsolete) Prejudice; partiality.
      3. Fond or tender feeling; warm liking
      1. Ability to experience affects: feelings, emotions, judgement, motivations, etc.
      1. Any specific feeling; any of various complex reactions with both mental and physical manifestations, as love, hate, fear, anger, etc.
      2. A mental state that arises spontaneously rather than through conscious effort and is often accompanied by physiological changes; a feeling:
      3. Strong feeling; excitement
      1. A thought, opinion, judgment, or attitude, usually the result of careful consideration, but often colored with emotion
      2. Tender or romantic feeling:
      3. Sentimentality; maudlin emotion
    See also:

    feelings

  7. The quality or condition of being emotionally and intuitively sensitive

      1. Mental or emotional responsiveness, especially in being offended or in having one's feelings hurt:
      2. The capacity for physical sensation; power of responding to stimuli; ability to feel
      3. The capacity to respond perceptively to intellectual, moral, or aesthetic values; delicate, sensitive awareness or responsiveness
      1. The ability to perceive sensation.
      2. The ability to be aware of (and, usually, react with regard to) the feelings of others.
      1. The capacity of an organ or organism to respond to a stimulus.
      2. The quality or condition of being sensitive:
      3. The proportion of individuals in a population with a particular disease or condition that are correctly identified when administered a test for that disease or condition.
    See also:

    awareness

  8. Something believed or accepted as true by a person

      1. Anything believed or accepted as true; esp., a creed, doctrine, or tenet
      2. The mental act, condition, or habit of placing trust or confidence in another:
      3. Something believed or accepted as true, especially a particular tenet or a body of tenets accepted by a group of persons.
      1. (Law) The judgment of a jury or judge that a person is guilty of a crime as charged.
      2. The state of being found or proved guilty:
      3. The state or appearance of being convinced:
      1. (Philos.) According to Plato, any of the unchanging, eternal, intelligible models or archetypes of which all material things are only imperfect imitations and from which their existence derives: in modern philosophy, used variously to mean the immediate object of thought, absolute truth, etc.
      2. A plan, purpose, or goal:
      3. A sense that something can happen; a notion or expectation:
      1. The part or faculty of a person by which one feels, perceives, thinks, remembers, desires, and imagines:
      2. Focus of thought; attention:
      3. The thought processes characteristic of a person or group; psychological makeup:
      1. A mental image; an idea or conception:
      2. A belief; opinion; view
      3. A mental image; general idea
      1. (Law) A court's formal, usually written statement explaining its reasons for its decision in a case.
      2. An evaluation, impression, or estimation of the quality or worth of a person or thing
      3. A belief not based on absolute certainty or positive knowledge but on what seems true, valid, or probable to one's own mind; judgment
      1. A strong belief; conviction
      2. A party, faction, or group holding to a particular set of ideas or beliefs.
      3. (Informal) Kind, sort, sex, etc.
      1. The manner in which a person or thing is placed or posed, or the manner in which parts are arranged [a dog in a sitting position]; specif., any of various customary postures assumed by an individual [the lotus position] or a couple [the missionary position]
      2. The way in which something is placed:
      3. A point of view or attitude on a certain question:
      1. The thought or meaning behind something said, done, or given, as distinct from the literal statement, act, etc.
      2. A thought, opinion, judgment, or attitude, usually the result of careful consideration, but often colored with emotion
      3. A thought, view, or attitude, especially one based mainly on emotion instead of reason:
      1. An examination using the eyes; a look:
      2. A way of showing or seeing something, as from a particular position or angle:
      3. An individual and personal perception, judgment, or interpretation; an opinion:
    See also:

    opinion

  9. A general impression produced by a predominant quality or characteristic

      1. A distinctive quality or appearance; an aura:
      2. The general environment or condition, as in attitudes and ideas:
      3. An outward appearance; general impression or feeling given by something
      1. The special atmosphere or mood created by a particular environment:
      1. The gaseous mass or envelope surrounding a celestial body, especially the one surrounding the earth, and retained by the celestial body's gravitational field.
      2. An interesting, often exotic, effect produced by decoration, furnishings, etc.
      3. The dominant tone or mood of a work of art.
      1. A sensation, as of a cold breeze or a bright light, that precedes the onset of certain disorders, such as an epileptic seizure or an attack of migraine.
      2. A particular atmosphere or quality that seems to arise from and surround a person or thing
      3. A field of energy thought by some to emanate from all things in nature and to be visible to certain persons with psychic powers
      1. (Slang) The act or an instance of touching, handling, groping, etc.
      2. The nature of a thing as perceived through touch
      3. Perception by touch or by sensation of the skin:
      1. A predominant or pervading feeling, spirit, or tone
      2. A particular state of mind or emotion:
      3. (Gram.) A characteristic of verbs that involves the speaker's attitude toward the action expressed, indicating whether this is regarded as a fact (indicative mood), as a matter of supposition, desire, possibility, etc. (subjunctive mood), or as a command (imperative mood); also, an analytic category based on this characteristic (mood is shown by inflection, as in Latin, or analytically with auxiliaries, as English may, might, should, or by both)
      1. A similar sense in other animals, as insects' ability to perceive air-borne molecules with their antennae.
      2. The sense, located in the nasal cavities of mammals and relying on the olfactory nerves, by which molecules borne in a fluid such as air can be perceived; the olfactory sense.
      3. A quality of something that is perceived by the sense of smell; an odor:
      1. A general quality, effect, or atmosphere:
      2. A vocal or musical sound
      3. The simple or fundamental tone of a musical sound as distinguished from its overtones
    See also:

    be

  10. Intuitive cognition

      1. A push or shove.
      2. A guess or feeling not based on known facts; premonition or suspicion
      3. An intuitive feeling or a premonition:
      1. The gist or significance:
      2. A plan, purpose, or goal:
      3. A sense that something can happen; a notion or expectation:
      1. (Printing) All the copies of a publication printed at one time from the same set of type.
      2. (Dentistry) An imprint of the teeth and surrounding tissues, formed with a plastic material that hardens into a mold for use in making dentures, inlays, or plastic models.
      3. An effect, feeling, or image retained as a consequence of experience:
      1. The direct knowing or learning of something without the conscious use of reasoning; immediate understanding
      2. Something known or learned in this way
      1. The condition of being suspected, especially of wrongdoing:
      2. The state or feeling of having no confidence or certainty about something; distrust:
      3. The act or an instance of suspecting something on little or no evidence:
    See also:

    thoughts

Adjective
  1. Cognizant of and comprehending the needs, feelings, problems, and views of others

    See also:

    understand

  2. Readily stirred by emotion

    See also:

    feelings

Another word for feeling

Noun
  1. The sense of touch

  2. State of the body, or of a part of it

  3. A personal reaction

      1. The prevailing view:
      2. A judgment or estimation of the merit of a person or thing:
      3. A judgment based on special knowledge and given by an expert:
      1. A thought, view, or attitude, especially one based mainly on emotion instead of reason:
      2. A complex combination of feelings and opinions as a basis for action or judgment; general emotionalized attitude
      3. A thought, opinion, judgment, or attitude, usually the result of careful consideration, but often colored with emotion
      1. An opinion; expectation; judgment
      2. The mental act, condition, or habit of placing trust or confidence in another:
      3. The state of believing; conviction or acceptance that certain things are true or real
      1. A point of view; an attitude:
      2. Expectation for the future:
      3. An attitude or point of view.
    See also:

    attitude

    belief

  4. Sensitivity

      1. Strong feeling; excitement
      2. A mental state that arises spontaneously rather than through conscious effort and is often accompanied by physiological changes; a feeling:
      3. Any specific feeling; any of various complex reactions with both mental and physical manifestations, as love, hate, fear, anger, etc.
      1. The object of any strong desire or fondness
      2. An artistic work, as an oratorio or a play, based on these narratives
      3. Strong love or affection
      1. The thought or meaning behind something said, done, or given, as distinct from the literal statement, act, etc.
      2. A thought, opinion, judgment, or attitude, usually the result of careful consideration, but often colored with emotion
      3. A complex combination of feelings and opinions as a basis for action or judgment; general emotionalized attitude
      1. (Psychol.) An emotion or feeling attached to an idea, object, etc.
      2. (Obsolete) A disposition, feeling, or tendency.
      3. Feeling or emotion, especially as manifested by facial expression or body language:
      1. The ability or power to see or make fine distinctions; discernment.
      2. An act, policy, pattern of behavior, etc. characterized by such partiality
      3. Treatment or consideration based on class or category, such as race or gender, rather than individual merit; partiality or prejudice.
      1. Something pleasing and appealing, especially a choice food.
      2. Sensitivity of perception, discrimination, or taste; refinement.
      3. Fineness of feeling, observation, or appreciation
      1. The condition of understanding.
      2. The power of discerning; keen perception or judgment; insight; acumen
      3. Aesthetic discrimination; taste, appreciation.
      1. A sentimental idea or an expression of it.
      2. The quality or condition of being sentimental, especially excessively or extravagantly so.
      3. The quality or condition of being sentimental, esp. in a superficial or maudlin way
      1. This sense in combination with the senses of smell and touch, which together receive a sensation of a substance in the mouth.
      2. The ability to notice, appreciate, and judge what is beautiful, appropriate, or harmonious, or what is excellent in art, music, decoration, clothing, etc.
      3. The sense of what is proper, seemly, or least likely to give offense in a given social situation:
      1. A keen or precise phrasing; a subtle distinction.
      2. The result of this
      3. The act, or the result of refining; the removal of impurities, or a purified material
      1. The ability to receive, hold, or absorb something:
      2. A condition of being qualified or authorized; position, function, status, etc.
      3. The power of receiving and holding knowledge, impressions, etc.; mental ability
      1. Power or ability to do some particular thing; special aptitude or skill
      2. (Obs.) The power to do; ability to perform an action
      3. Any natural or specialized power of a living organism; sense
      1. The capacity to form an opinion by distinguishing and evaluating:
      2. An opinion or estimate formed after consideration or deliberation, especially a formal or authoritative decision:
      3. The ability to come to opinions about things; power of comparing and deciding; understanding; good sense
      1. Fond or tender feeling; warm liking
      2. An affecting or being affected
      3. A disposition to feel, do, or say; a propensity.
      1. A mutual liking or understanding arising from sameness of feeling
      2. (Physiol.) A relation between body parts of such a nature that a disorder, pain, etc. in one induces a similar effect in another
      3. Pity or compassion felt for another's trouble, suffering, etc.
      1. The projection of one's own personality into the personality of another in order to understand the person better; ability to share in another's emotions, thoughts, or feelings
      2. The attribution of one's own feelings to an object:
      3. The ability to identify with or understand another's situation or feelings:
      1. Sorrow for the sufferings or trouble of another or others, accompanied by an urge to help; deep sympathy; pity
      1. The ability to feel such compassion
      2. A cause for sorrow or regret
      3. Sorrow felt for another's suffering or misfortune; compassion; sympathy
      1. The ability to sense, feel or perceive; especially to be sensitive to the feelings of another
      2. (Chiefly in the plural) An acute awareness or feeling
      3. The capacity for physical sensation; power of responding to stimuli; ability to feel
      1. Something known or learned in this way
      2. The direct knowing or learning of something without the conscious use of reasoning; immediate understanding
      1. (Uncountable) the fineness of the point a pointed object
      2. (Of an image) distinctness, focus
      3. (Countable) The product or result of being sharp.
      1. Life, will, consciousness, thought, etc., regarded as separate from matter
      2. A person as characterized by a stated quality:
      3. A force or principle believed to animate humans and often to endure after departing from the body of a person at death; the soul.
      1. A sense of emotional strength or spiritual vitality held to derive from black and especially African-American cultural experience, expressed in areas such as language, social customs, religion, and music.
      2. Strong, deeply felt emotion conveyed by a speaker, performer, or artist:
      3. The spirit of a dead person, thought of as separate from the body and leading an existence of its own
      1. The repository of one's deepest and sincerest feelings and beliefs:
      2. Emotional constitution, basic disposition, or character:
      3. The human heart considered as the center or source of emotions, personality attributes, etc.
      1. The quality or property of anything which touches the feelings or excites emotions and passions, especially that which awakens tender emotions, such as pity, sorrow, and the like; contagious warmth of feeling, action, or expression; pathetic quality.
      2. (Theology, philosophy) In theology and existentialist ethics following Kierkegaard and Heidegger, a deep and abiding commitment of the heart, as in the notion of "finding your passion" as an important aspect of a fully lived, engaged life.
      3. A quality, as of an experience or a work of art, that arouses feelings of pity, sympathy, tenderness, or sorrow.
      1. Intense heat; fire
      2. Emotional warmth; passion
      3. Intensity of emotion, especially strong desire, enthusiasm, or devotion.
      1. Intense heat
      2. Great warmth and intensity of emotion.
      1. Excitement or intensity, especially of emotion.
      2. Sympathetic, cordial, or affectionate feelings or nature
      3. Excitement or vigor of feeling; enthusiasm, ardor, zeal, etc.
      1. A rise in value or price, especially over time.
      2. Awareness or delicate perception, especially of aesthetic qualities or values.
      3. Accurate perception; true estimation; as, an appreciation of the difficulties before us; an appreciation of colors.
      1. (Electronics) The ratio of the output to the input, as for a given frequency, of a device or system operating under specified conditions
      2. Something said or done in answer; reply or reaction
      3. (Eccles.) A word or words used in replying to or affirming a prayer, reading, or exhortation
  5. A hunch

    See also:

    hunch

  6. A general emotional quality

      1. A distinctive quality or appearance; an aura:
      2. The general environment or condition, as in attitudes and ideas:
      3. Air conditioning
      1. An interesting, often exotic, effect produced by decoration, furnishings, etc.
      2. The air or climate in a specific place.
      3. (Physics) A unit of pressure equal to the air pressure at sea level. It equals the amount of pressure that will support a column of mercury 760 millimeters high at 0 degrees Celsius under standard gravity, or 14.7 pounds per square inch (1.01325 × 105 pascals).
      1. A category or set of verb forms or inflections used to indicate such an attitude. In English, the indicative mood is used to make factual statements, the subjunctive mood to indicate doubt or unlikelihood, and the imperative mood to express a command.
      2. A pervading impression of an observer:
      3. (Gram.) A characteristic of verbs that involves the speaker's attitude toward the action expressed, indicating whether this is regarded as a fact (indicative mood), as a matter of supposition, desire, possibility, etc. (subjunctive mood), or as a command (imperative mood); also, an analytic category based on this characteristic (mood is shown by inflection, as in Latin, or analytically with auxiliaries, as English may, might, should, or by both)

Synonym Study

  • Sentiment applies to a feeling, often a tender one, accompanied by some thought or reasoning what are your sentiments in this matter?
  • Passion refers to a strong or overpowering emotion, connoting especially sexual love or intense anger
  • Emotion implies an intense feeling, often with physical as well as mental manifestations the news aroused conflicting emotions in him
  • Feeling , when unqualified in the context, refers to any of the subjective reactions, pleasant or unpleasant, that one may have to a situation and usually connotes an absence of reasoning I can't trust my own feelings