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feeling (n.)

late 12c., "act of touching, sense of touch," verbal noun from feel (v.). Meaning "a conscious emotion" is mid-14c. Meaning "what one feels (about something), opinion" is from mid-15c. Meaning "capacity to feel" is from 1580s.

feeling (adj.)

c. 1400, "pertaining to the physical senses, sensory," present-participle adjective from feel (v.). Related: Feelingly.

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Definitions of feeling from WordNet

feeling (n.)
the experiencing of affective and emotional states;
she had a feeling of euphoria
he had terrible feelings of guilt
I disliked him and the feeling was mutual
feeling (n.)
a vague idea in which some confidence is placed;
what are your feelings about the crisis?
I had a feeling that she was lying
Synonyms: impression / belief / notion / opinion
feeling (n.)
a physical sensation that you experience;
I had a strange feeling in my leg
he had a queasy feeling
he lost all feeling in his arm
feeling (n.)
the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin;
the surface had a greasy feeling
Synonyms: touch / touch sensation / tactual sensation / tactile sensation
feeling (n.)
an intuitive understanding of something;
he had a great feeling for music
Synonyms: intuitive feeling
feeling (n.)
the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people;
Synonyms: spirit / tone / feel / flavor / flavour / look / smell
From wordnet.princeton.edu