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feelingnoun

 us   /ˈfi·lɪŋ/
  • feeling noun (EXPERIENCE)

[C/U] a ​physical or ​emotionalexperience or ​awareness: [U] My ​toes were so ​cold that I ​lost all feeling in them. [C] I have a feeling that I’m not ​welcome. [C/U] Your feelings are ​yourawareness of the way you should be ​treated, esp. when you are ​treatedrudely: [pl] He doesn’t ​mean to ​hurtyour feelings.
  • feeling noun (OPINION)

[C] an ​opinion or ​belief: My feeling is that we should ​wait until they come back. He has ​strong feelings about ​environmentalissues.
(Definition of feeling from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"feeling" in British English

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feelingnoun

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 oflonelinesssuddenlyoverwhelmed him. There's a feeling ofdissatisfaction with the ​government. [+ that] I got the feeling that I was not ​welcome. Her ​performanceseemed to me ​completelylacking 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 ​betteractquickly or it will be too late.

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(Definition of feeling from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"feeling" in Business English

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feelingnoun

uk   us   /ˈfiːlɪŋ/
[C or U] something that you feel with your body or mind: I had a funny feeling in my stomach before my ​interview. The ​redundanciescreated bad feeling between the new ​manager and the remaining ​staff.
[C, usually singular] an ​opinion or ​thought about something: I have a feeling that they will ​accept our ​offer. I get the feeling that ​staff aren't happy with the ​payoffer. My gut feeling is that we are ​launching this ​product too late.
[S] (also feel) the ​character of a ​place or ​situation: The simple, ​cleandesign of the furniture conveys a sophisticated feeling.
(Definition of feeling from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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