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feeling

noun uk   /ˈfiː.lɪŋ/ us  

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.The senses in general

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 - 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

feeling noun (OPINION)

B2 [C] opinion: My feeling is that we had better act quickly or it will be too late.Opinions, beliefs and points of view
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