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English definition of “feeling”

feeling

noun (EMOTION)    /ˈfiː.lɪŋ/
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 - general words feelings [plural] 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.Feelings - general words
(Definition of feeling noun (EMOTION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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