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feeling

noun uk   us   /ˈfiː.lɪŋ/

feeling noun (SENSE)

B1 [C or U] the fact of feeling something physical: I had a tingling feeling in my fingers. I've got this strange feeling in my stomach. My toes were so cold that I'd lost all feeling in them.
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feeling noun (EMOTION)

B1 [C or U] emotion: The feeling of loneliness suddenly overwhelmed him. There's a feeling of dissatisfaction with the government. [+ that] I got the feeling that I was not welcome. Her performance seemed to me completely lacking in feeling.feelings [plural]
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B1 emotions, especially those influenced by other people: Some people say that dogs have feelings. I wanted to spare his feelings (= not to upset him), so I didn't tell him what she'd said about him.

feeling noun (OPINION)

B2 [C] opinion: My feeling is that we had better act quickly or it will be too late.
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