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. [1913 Webster]

Why was the sight To such a tender ball as the eye confined, . . . And not, as feeling, through all parts diffused? --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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; consciousness. [1913 Webster]

The apprehension of the good Gives but the greater feeling to the worse. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

A fellow feeling makes one wondrous kind. --Garrick. [1913 Webster]

Tenderness for the feelings of others. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

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}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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