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Definition of Feelings
Feeling Feeling Feel"ing, a.
1. Possessing great sensibility; easily affected or moved;
as, a feeling heart.
2. Expressive of great sensibility; attended by, or evincing,
sensibility; as, he made a feeling representation of his
Feeling Feeling Feel"ing, n.
1. The sense by which the mind, through certain nerves of the
body, perceives external objects, or certain states of the
body itself; that one of the five senses which resides in
the general nerves of sensation distributed over the body,
especially in its surface; the sense of touch; nervous
sensibility to external objects.
Why was the sight To such a tender ball as the eye
confined, . . . And not, as feeling, through all
parts diffused? --Milton.
2. An act or state of perception by the sense above
described; an act of apprehending any object whatever; an
act or state of apprehending the state of the soul itself;
The apprehension of the good Gives but the greater
feeling to the worse. --Shak.
3. The capacity of the soul for emotional states; a high
degree of susceptibility to emotions or states of the
sensibility not dependent on the body; as, a man of
feeling; a man destitute of feeling.
4. Any state or condition of emotion; the exercise of the
capacity for emotion; any mental state whatever; as, a
right or a wrong feeling in the heart; our angry or kindly
feelings; a feeling of pride or of humility.
A fellow feeling makes one wondrous kind. --Garrick.
Tenderness for the feelings of others. --Macaulay.
5. That quality of a work of art which embodies the mental
emotion of the artist, and is calculated to affect
similarly the spectator. --Fairholt.
Syn: Sensation; emotion; passion; sentiment; agitation;
opinion. See Emotion, Passion, Sentiment.