Synonyms of feeling
1 emotionDictionary • Strong feelings of pride welled up in me.
emotion • Her voice trembled with emotion.
sentiment • Laura kept that letter out of sentiment.
2 opinionDictionary • She has strong feelings about the growth in violence.
opinion • Most who expressed an opinion spoke favourably of him.
view • You should make your views known to your local MP.
attitude • the general change in attitude towards them
belief • It is my belief that a common ground can be found.
point of view • His point of view is that money isn't everything.
instinct • I didn't have a strong maternal instinct.
3 passionDictionary • a voice that trembles with feeling
passion • Her eyes were blazing with passion.
heat • It was all done in the heat of the moment.
intensity • His intensity, and the ferocity of his feelings alarmed me.
warmth • She went in, drawn by the warmth of the fire.
4 ardourDictionary • He never lost his feeling for her.
ardour • The sexual ardour had cooled.
love • Our love for each other has been increased by what we've been through together.
affection • She thought of him with affection.
warmth • He greeted us both with warmth.
tenderness • She smiled, politely, rather than with tenderness.
fondness • a great fondness for children
fervour • an outbreak of religious fervour
5 sympathyDictionary • He felt a rush of feeling for the woman.
sympathy • We expressed our sympathy for her loss.
understanding • We would like to thank them for their patience and understanding.
pity • He felt a sudden tender pity for her.
appreciation • They have a strong appreciation of the importance of economic incentives.
sensitivity • concern and sensitivity for each other's feelings
compassion • The Dalai Lama practises what he preaches: universal kindness and compassion.
sensibility • Everything he writes demonstrates the depths of his sensibility.
empathy • the king's empathy with the suffering of his people
fellow feeling • There is genuine fellow feeling for the victims.
6 sensationDictionary • Focus on the feeling of relaxation.
sensation • A sensation of burning or tingling may be felt in the hands.
sense • There is no sense of urgency on either side.
7 sense of touch • After the accident he had no feeling in his legs.
sense of touch
perception • how our perception of death affects the way we live
feel • a crisp papery feel
touch • Our sense of touch is programmed to diminish with age.
8 impressionDictionary • I have a feeling that everything will come right for us.
impression • My impression is that they are totally out of control.
idea • I had an idea that he joined the army later.
notion • I disagree with the notion that violence on TV causes acts of violence in society.
suspicion • Police had suspicions that it was not a natural death.
hunch • I had a hunch that we would work well together.
inkling • We had an inkling that something might be happening.
presentiment • He had a presentiment of disaster.
9 atmosphereDictionary • a feeling of opulence and grandeur
atmosphere • The muted decor adds to the relaxed atmosphere.
mood • First set the mood with some music.
aura • She had an aura of authority.
ambience • The overall ambience of the room is cosy.
feel • He wanted to get the feel of the place.
air • The meal gave the occasion an almost festive air.
10 flairDictionary • He had a lovely tenor voice and a real feeling for music.
flair • She has a flair for languages.
ability • Her drama teacher spotted her ability.
talent • Both her children have a talent for music.
gift • As a youth he discovered a gift for teaching.
mastery • He demonstrated his mastery of political manoeuvring.
knack • He's got the knack of getting people to listen.
aptitude • He discovered an aptitude for working in accounts.
caringDictionary • He is a very warm and feeling person.
caring • He is a wonderful person, very gentle and caring.
understanding • Her boss, who was very understanding, gave her time off.
soft • a very soft and sensitive heart
sensitive • He was always so sensitive and caring.
gentle • a quiet and gentle man who liked sports and enjoyed life
tender • tender, loving care
sympathetic • It may be that he sees you only as a sympathetic friend.
compassionate • My father was a deeply compassionate man.
IDIOMS:▷ bad feeling
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abilityYour ability is the quality or skill that you have which makes it possible for you to do something.
• Her drama teacher spotted her ability.
affectionIf you regard someone or something with affection, you like them and are fond of them.
• She thought of him with affection.
aroha (New Zealand)
aroha (New Zealand)
airIf you say that someone or something has a particular air, you mean that they give this general impression.
• The meal gave the occasion an almost festive air.
Thesaurus for feeling from the Collins English Thesaurus
the sense of touch