emotion or sympathetic perception revealed by an artist in his or her work:a poem without feeling.
the general impression conveyed by a work:a landscape painting with a spacious feeling.
sympathetic appreciation, as of music:to play with feeling.
readily affected by emotion; sympathetic:a feeling heart.
indicating or characterized by emotion:a feeling reply to the charge.
1125–75; Middle English; see feel, -ing1, -ing2
5.See corresponding entry in Unabridged.Feeling,emotion,passion,sentiment refer to pleasurable or painful sensations experienced when one is stirred to sympathy, anger, fear, love, grief, etc. Feeling is a general term for a subjective point of view as well as for specific sensations:to be guided by feeling rather than by facts; a feeling of sadness, of rejoicing.Emotion is applied to an intensified feeling:agitated by emotion.Passion is strong or violent emotion, often so overpowering that it masters the mind or judgment:stirred to a passion of anger.Sentiment is a mixture of thought and feeling, esp. refined or tender feeling:Recollections are often colored by sentiment.
6.See corresponding entry in Unabridged. sympathy, empathy, tenderness, sensitivity, sentiment.
12.See corresponding entry in Unabridged. emotional, tender.
13.See corresponding entry in Unabridged. impassioned, passionate.