feeling

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English felynge, equivalent to feel +‎ -ing.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈfiːlɪŋ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈfilɪŋ/
  • (file)
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iːlɪŋ

AdjectiveEdit

feeling (comparative more feeling, superlative most feeling)

  1. Emotionally sensitive.
    Despite the rough voice, the coach is surprisingly feeling.
  2. Expressive of great sensibility; attended by, or evincing, sensibility.
    He made a feeling representation of his wrongs.

TranslationsEdit

NounEdit

feeling (plural feelings)

  1. Sensation, particularly through the skin.
    The wool on my arm produced a strange feeling.
  2. Emotion; impression.
    The house gave me a feeling of dread.
  3. (always in the plural) Emotional state or well-being.
    You really hurt my feelings when you said that.
  4. (always in the plural) Emotional attraction or desire.
    Many people still have feelings for their first love.
  5. Intuition.
    He has no feeling for what he can say to somebody in such a fragile emotional condition.
    I've got a funny feeling that this isn't going to work.
  6. An opinion, an attitude.
    • 1972, George J. W. Goodman (Adam Smith), Supermoney, page 156:
      When you are tempted to speculate in cocoa, lie down until the feeling goes away.

Derived termsEdit

Terms derived from feeling (noun)

TranslationsEdit

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VerbEdit

feeling

  1. present participle of feel

Derived termsEdit

AnagramsEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English feeling.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

feeling m (plural feelings)

  1. instinct, hunch

AnagramsEdit


ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English feeling.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

feeling m (invariable)

  1. an intense and immediate current of likability that is established between two people; feeling

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ feeling in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)

Serbo-CroatianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

feeling m

  1. feeling, hunch

SynonymsEdit


SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unadapted borrowing from English feeling.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈfilin/, [ˈfi.lĩn]

NounEdit

feeling m (plural feelings)

  1. feeling, hunch
  2. spark; attraction; feeling

Usage notesEdit

According to Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) prescriptions, unadapted foreign words should be written in italics in a text printed in roman type, and vice versa, and in quotation marks in a manuscript text or when italics are not available. In practice, this RAE prescription is not always followed.