n. The act of sensing or perceiving by sensation. Specificallyn. A sensation. Specificallyn. The immediate quality of what is present to consciousness in sensation, desire, or emotion, considered apart from all activity of thought; the pure sense-element in consciousness; in a loose use, any element of consciousness not recognizable as thought or will.n. In a restricted sense, pleasure or pain; any state or element of consciousness having a pleasurable or a painful aspect.n. Hence An emotion in so far as it is immediately present to consciousness, not having regard to the physiological disturbance which is one of its elements; the capacity for emotion; mental state, disposition, or faculty as regards emotion: as, a feeling of sympathy; a feeling of pride in the history of one's country. See emotion, 2.n. Specifically Fine or refined sensibility; fine emotional endowment; especially, tenderness or affectionateness of heart; susceptibility; in an adverse sense, sentimentality: as, a man of feeling: sometimes in the plural: as, to hurt or injure one's feelings.n. Obscure or vague perception; belief the reasons for which are not clearly understood: as, every one had a feeling of the truth of this statement.n. Opinion or determination as founded on or resulting from emotion.n. In the fine arts, the impression or emotion conveyed by the general expression of a work of art, or of some part or detail of it, especially as embodying a particular emotion or conception of the artist.n. Synonyms Thought, etc. See sentiment.Possessing or affected by sensibility; easily affected or moved; experiencing emotion, especially that of sympathy or compassion: as, a feeling friend or advocate.Expressive of sensibility; manifesting emotion or earnestness; emotive; earnest: as, a feeling look or gesture; he spoke with feeling eloquence.Exciting sensibility; deeply felt or realized; affecting.Sensibly felt or realized; emotionally experienced; vivid.