What's the difference between a feeling and an emotion? Nothing. feel·ing



noun: feeling; plural noun: feelings


an emotional state or reaction.
"a feeling of joy"

synonyms: love, affection, fondness, tenderness, warmth, warmness, emotion, sentiment; More
passion, ardor, desire

"the strength of her feeling"

•compassion, sympathy, empathy, fellow feeling, concern, solicitude, solicitousness, tenderness, love;
pity, sorrow, commiseration

"a rush of feeling"

•the emotional side of someone's character; emotional responses or tendencies to respond.
"I don't want to hurt her feelings"

synonyms: sensibilities, sensitivities, self-esteem, pride
"he had hurt her feelings"

•strong emotion.
"“God bless you!” she said with feeling"


a belief, especially a vague or irrational one.
"he had the feeling that he was being watched"

synonyms: suspicion, sneaking suspicion, notion, inkling, hunch, funny feeling, feeling in one's bones, fancy, idea; More
presentiment, premonition;

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"I had a feeling that I would win"

•an opinion, typically one shared by several people.
"a feeling grew that justice had not been done"

synonyms: opinion, belief, view, impression, intuition, instinct, hunch, estimation, guess
"my feeling is that it is true"


the capacity to experience the sense of touch.
"a loss of feeling in the hands"

synonyms: sensation, sense, consciousness
"a feeling of nausea"

•the sensation of touching or being touched by a particular thing.
"the feeling of water against your skin"

synonyms: (sense of) touch, feel, tactile sense, using one's hands
"assess the fabric by feeling"


a sensitivity to or intuitive understanding of.
"he seems to have little feeling for art"


adjective: feeling


showing emotion or sensitivity.
"he had a warm and feeling heart"

synonyms: sensitive, warm, warmhearted, tender, tenderhearted, caring, sympathetic, kind, compassionate, understanding, thoughtful
"a feeling man"