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.
c. 1400, "pertaining to the physical senses, sensory," present-participle adjective from feel (v.). Related: Feelingly.
she had a feeling of euphoria
he had terrible feelings of guilt
I disliked him and the feeling was mutual
what are your feelings about the crisis?
I had a feeling that she was lying
I had a strange feeling in my leg
he had a queasy feeling
he lost all feeling in his arm
the surface had a greasy feeling
he had a great feeling for music