Feel Definition

Define what is Feel?

1. feel (noun)

an intuitive awareness.

  • he has a feel for animals.
  • it's easy when you get the feel of it.

2. feel, experience (verb)

undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind.

  • She felt resentful.
  • He felt regret.
Synonyms: experience

incline verb
feel favorably disposed or willing.

recapture verb
experience anew.

pride, plume, congratulate verb
be proud of.

smoulder, smolder verb
have strong suppressed feelings.

harbor, nurse, entertain, harbour, hold verb
maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings).

cool off verb
feel less enamoured of something or somebody.

see red, anger verb
become angry.

chafe verb
feel extreme irritation or anger.

suffer verb
experience (emotional) pain.

fume verb
be mad, angry, or furious.

regret, rue, repent verb
feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about.

sadden verb
come to feel sad.

joy, rejoice verb
feel happiness or joy.

sympathise, sympathize verb
share the feelings of; understand the sentiments of.

pride oneself, take pride verb
feel proud of.

burn verb
feel strong emotion, especially anger or passion.

die verb
feel indifferent towards.

fly high verb
be elated.

glow, beam, radiate, shine verb
experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion.

glow verb
be exuberant or high-spirited.

3. flavor, flavour, feel, spirit, feeling, smell, look, tone (noun)

the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people.

  • the feel of the city excited him.
  • a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting.
  • it had the smell of treason.

ambiance, ambience, atmosphere noun
a particular environment or surrounding influence.


Hollywood noun
a flashy vulgar tone or atmosphere believed to be characteristic of the American film industry.

Zeitgeist noun
the spirit of the time; the spirit characteristic of an age or generation.

4. feel, find (verb)

come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or indefinite grounds.

  • I feel that he doesn't like me.
  • I find him to be obnoxious.
  • I found the movie rather entertaining.
Synonyms: find

conclude, reason, reason out verb
decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion.

5. tactile property, feel (noun)

a property perceived by touch.


    property noun
    a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class.


    touch noun
    the feel of mechanical action.

    texture noun
    the feel of a surface or a fabric.

    6. sense, feel (verb)

    perceive by a physical sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles.

    • He felt the wind.
    • She felt an object brushing her arm.
    • He felt his flesh crawl.
    • She felt the heat when she got out of the car.
    Synonyms: sense

    perceive, comprehend verb
    to become aware of through the senses.

    7. feel (noun)

    manual stimulation of the genital area for sexual pleasure.

    • the girls hated it when he tried to sneak a feel.

    foreplay, arousal, stimulation noun
    mutual sexual fondling prior to sexual intercourse.

    8. feel (verb)

    be conscious of a physical, mental, or emotional state.

    • My cold is gone--I feel fine today.
    • She felt tired after the long hike.
    • She felt sad after her loss.

    Be verb
    have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun).


    feel like a million, feel like a million dollars verb
    be in excellent health and spirits.

    suffocate verb
    feel uncomfortable for lack of fresh air.

    9. feel (verb)

    have a feeling or perception about oneself in reaction to someone's behavior or attitude.

    • She felt small and insignificant.
    • You make me feel naked.
    • I made the students feel different about themselves.

    think, believe, conceive, consider verb
    judge or regard; look upon; judge.

    10. feel (verb)

    undergo passive experience of:.

    • We felt the effects of inflation.
    • her fingers felt their way through the string quartet.
    • she felt his contempt of her.

    experience, go through, see verb
    go or live through.

    11. feel (verb)

    be felt or perceived in a certain way.

    • The ground feels shaky.
    • The sheets feel soft.

    appear, seem, look verb
    give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect.


    crawl verb
    feel as if crawling with insects.

    12. feel (verb)

    grope or feel in search of something.

    • He felt for his wallet.

    look for, search, seek verb
    try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of.


    grope for, Scrabble verb
    feel searchingly.

    13. finger, feel (verb)

    examine by touch.

    • Feel this soft cloth!.
    • The customer fingered the sweater.
    Synonyms: finger

    14. palpate, feel (verb)

    examine (a body part) by palpation.

    • The nurse palpated the patient's stomach.
    • The runner felt her pulse.
    Synonyms: palpate

    touch verb
    make physical contact with, come in contact with.

    15. feel (verb)

    find by testing or cautious exploration.

    • He felt his way around the dark room.

    regain, find verb
    come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost.

    16. feel (verb)

    produce a certain impression.

    • It feels nice to be home again.

    appear, seem, look verb
    give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect.

    17. feel (verb)

    pass one's hands over the sexual organs of.

    • He felt the girl in the movie theater.

    touch verb
    make physical contact with, come in contact with.

    Nearby Terms

    feel for (verb)
    share the suffering of

    feel like (verb)
    have an inclination for something or some activity

    feel like a million (verb)
    be in excellent health and spirits

    feel like a million dollars (verb)
    be in excellent health and spirits

    feel out (verb)
    try to learn someone's opinions and intentions

    feeler (noun)
    one of a pair of mobile appendages on the head of e.g. insects and crustaceans; typically sensitive to touch and taste

    feeling (noun)
    the experiencing of affective and emotional states

    feeling of movement (noun)
    the perception of body position and movement and muscular tensions etc

    feelingly (adverb)
    with great feeling

    feelings (noun)
    emotional or moral sensitivity (especially in relation to personal principles or dignity)

    feetfirst (adverb)
    with the feet foremost

    Fehling's solution (noun)
    a liquid solution of copper sulfate and potassium tartrate and sodium hydroxide that is used to test for sugar in the urine; solution turns reddish when sugar is present

    Feifer (noun)
    United States cartoonist who created a sarcastic comic strip (born in 1929)

    feign (verb)
    make believe with the intent to deceive

    feigned (adjective satellite)
    not genuine