fellow-feeling

  • 1 fellow feeling — n [U] literary a feeling of sympathy and friendship towards someone because they are like you ▪ As an only child myself, I had a fellow feeling for Laura …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 2 Fellow-feeling — Fel low feel ing, n. 1. Sympathy; a like feeling. [1913 Webster] 2. Joint interest. [Obs.] Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 fellow-feeling — 1610s, an attempt to translate L. compassio and Gk. sympatheia. It yielded a back formed verb, fellow feel in 17c …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 fellow feeling — index comity, philanthropy, pity, rapprochement Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 fellow feeling — ► NOUN ▪ sympathy based on shared experiences …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 fellow feeling — noun sharing the feelings of others (especially feelings of sorrow or anguish) (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑sympathy • Derivationally related forms: ↑sympathetic (for: ↑sympathy), ↑sympathize ( …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 7 fellow feeling — 1. sympathetic feeling; sympathy: to have fellow feeling for the unfortunate. 2. a sense of joint interest: to act out of fellow feeling to support one s country. [1605 15] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 8 fellow feeling — also fellow feeling N UNCOUNT Fellow feeling is sympathy and friendship that exists between people who have shared similar experiences or difficulties …

    English dictionary

  • 9 fellow feeling — the fellow feeling he had for his jilted brother came from recent experience Syn: sympathy, empathy, feeling, compassion, care, concern, solicitude, solicitousness, warmth, tenderness, (brotherly) love; pity, sorrow, commiseration …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 10 fellow feeling — noun A sense of sympathy for, consideration of, or shared interests with one or more other human beings. [I]s the character and property of the man, who labours for our intellectual pleasures, less entitled to a share of our fellow feeling, than… …

    Wiktionary

  • 11 fellow-feeling — see fellow feeling …

    English dictionary

  • 12 fellow-feeling — feeling of brotherhood, comradeship, companionship …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 13 fellow feeling — Synonyms and related words: accord, accordance, affectionateness, affinity, agape, agreement, amity, an in, benignancy, benignity, bipartisanship, bonds of harmony, brotherhood, brotherly love, caring, caritas, cement of friendship, charity,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 14 fellow feeling — /fɛloʊ ˈfilɪŋ/ (say feloh feeling) noun 1. sympathetic feeling; sympathy. 2. sense of joint interest …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 15 fellow feeling — noun Date: 1686 a feeling of community of interest or of mutual understanding …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 fellow feeling — UK / US noun [uncountable] British a feeling of sympathy and friendship between people who have the same feelings or who have had similar experiences …

    English dictionary

  • 17 fellow feeling — fel′low feel′ing n. 1) sympathetic feeling; sympathy 2) a sense of shared interest • Etymology: 1605–15 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 fellow feeling — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. understanding, compassion, sympathy, empathy; see fellowship 1 , pity 1 …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 fellow feeling — noun sympathy based on shared experiences …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 fellow-feeling — n. Sympathy, commiseration, compassion, pity …

    New dictionary of synonyms


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