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Feel vs. Quality — What's the Difference?

Feel vs. Quality — What's the Difference?

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Feel

Be aware of (a person or object) through touching or being touched
She felt someone touch her shoulder
You can feel the soft grass beneath your feet
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Quality

The standard of something as measured against other things of a similar kind; the degree of excellence of something
An improvement in product quality
These colleges provide a better quality of education
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Feel

Experience (an emotion or sensation)
She started to feel really sick
It felt odd to be alone again
We feel very strongly about freedom of expression
I felt a sense of excitement
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Quality

A distinctive attribute or characteristic possessed by someone or something
He shows strong leadership qualities
The plant's aphrodisiac qualities
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Feel

Have a belief or impression, especially without an identifiable reason
She felt that the woman positively disliked her
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Quality

Of good quality; excellent
He's a quality player
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Feel

An act of touching something to examine it.
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Quality

An inherent or distinguishing characteristic; a property
The medicinal qualities of a plant.
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Feel

A sensation given by an object or material when touched
Nylon cloth with a cotton feel
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Quality

A personal trait, especially a character trait
"The most vital quality a soldier can possess is self-confidence" (George S. Patton).
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Feel

Feelings of heightened emotion
Fans will undoubtedly get the feels when they see how things haven't changed
I cry at everything, even the types of movies you wouldn't expect to give you all the feels
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Quality

Essential character; nature
"The quality of mercy is not strain'd" (Shakespeare).
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Feel

To perceive through the sense of touch
Feel the velvety smoothness of a peach.
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Quality

Superiority of kind
An intellect of unquestioned quality.
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Feel

To perceive as a physical sensation
Feel a sharp pain.
Feel the cold.
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Quality

Degree or grade of excellence
Yard goods of low quality.
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Feel

To touch
Reached out and felt the wall.
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Quality

Investments that have a low risk of loss or default
The flight to quality.
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Feel

To examine by touching
Felt the fabric for flaws.
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Quality

High social position
People of quality.
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Feel

To test or explore with caution
Feel one's way in a new job.
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Quality

Those in a high social position
Likes to associate with quality.
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Feel

To undergo the experience of
Felt my interest rising.
Felt great joy.
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Quality

(Music) Timbre, as determined by harmonics
A voice with a distinctive metallic quality.
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Feel

To be aware of; sense
Felt the anger of the crowd.
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Quality

(Linguistics) The character of a vowel sound determined by the size and shape of the oral cavity and the amount of resonance with which the sound is produced.
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Feel

To be emotionally affected by
She still feels the loss of her dog.
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Quality

(Logic) The positive or negative character of a proposition.
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Feel

To be persuaded of (something) on the basis of intuition, emotion, or other indefinite grounds
I feel that what the informant says may well be true.
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Quality

Having a high degree of excellence
The importance of quality health care.
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Feel

To believe; think
She felt his answer to be evasive.
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Quality

(uncountable) Level of excellence.
This school is well-known for having teachers of high quality.
Quality of life is usually determined by health, education, and income.
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Feel

To experience the sensation of touch.
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Quality

(countable) Something that differentiates a thing or person.
One of the qualities of pure iron is that it does not rust easily.
While being impulsive can be great for artists, it is not a desirable quality for engineers.
Security, stability, and efficiency are good qualities of an operating system.
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Feel

To produce a particular sensation, especially through the sense of touch
The sheets felt smooth.
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Quality

(archaic) Position; status; rank.
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Feel

To produce a particular impression; appear to be; seem
It feels good to be home. See Usage Note at well2.
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Quality

(archaic) High social position. (See also the quality.)
A peasant is not allowed to fall in love with a lady of quality.
Membership of this golf club is limited to those of quality and wealth.
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Feel

To be conscious of a specified kind or quality of physical, mental, or emotional state
Felt warm and content.
Feels strongly about the election.
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Quality

(uncountable) The degree to which a man-made object or system is free from bugs and flaws, as opposed to scope of functions or quantity of items.
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Feel

To seek or explore something by the sense of touch
Felt for the light switch in the dark.
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Quality

(thermodynamics) In a two-phase liquid–vapor mixture, the ratio of the mass of vapor present to the total mass of the mixture.
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Feel

To have compassion or sympathy
I feel for him in his troubles.
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Quality

The third step in OPQRST where the responder investigates what the NOI/MOI feels like.
To identify quality try asking, "what does it feel like?".
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Feel

Perception by touch or by sensation of the skin
A feel of autumn in the air.
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Quality

A newspaper with relatively serious, high-quality content.
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Feel

The sense of touch
A surface that is rough to the feel.
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Quality

Being of good worth, well made, fit for purpose; of high quality.
We only sell quality products.
That was a quality game by Jim Smith.
A quality system ensures products meet customer requirements.
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Feel

An act or instance of touching or feeling
Gave the carpet a feel.
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Quality

The condition of being of such and such a sort as distinguished from others; nature or character relatively considered, as of goods; character; sort; rank.
We lived most joyful, obtaining acquaintance with many of the city not of the meanest quality.
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Feel

(Vulgar) An act or instance of sexual touching or fondling.
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Quality

Special or temporary character; profession; occupation; assumed or asserted rank, part, or position.
I made that inquiry in quality of an antiquary.
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Feel

An overall impression or effect
"gives such disparate pictures ... a crazily convincing documentary feel" (Stephen King).
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Quality

That which makes, or helps to make, anything such as it is; anything belonging to a subject, or predicable of it; distinguishing property, characteristic, or attribute; peculiar power, capacity, or virtue; distinctive trait; as, the tones of a flute differ from those of a violin in quality; the great quality of a statesman.
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Feel

Intuitive awareness or natural ability
Has a feel for decorating.
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Quality

An acquired trait; accomplishment; acquisition.
He had those qualities of horsemanship, dancing, and fencing which accompany a good breeding.
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Feel

(heading) To use or experience the sense of touch.
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Quality

Superior birth or station; high rank; elevated character.
I shall appear at the masquerade dressed up in my feathers, that the quality may see how pretty they will look in their traveling habits.
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Feel

To become aware of through the skin; to use the sense of touch on.
You can feel a heartbeat if you put your fingers on your breast.
I felt cold and miserable all night.
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Quality

An essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone;
The quality of mercy is not strained
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Feel

(transitive) To find one's way (literally or figuratively) by touching or using cautious movements.
I felt my way through the darkened room.
I felt my way cautiously through the dangerous business maneuver.
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Quality

A degree or grade of excellence or worth;
The quality of students has risen
An executive of low caliber
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Feel

(intransitive) To receive information by touch or by any neurons other than those responsible for sight, smell, taste, or hearing.
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Quality

A characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something;
Each town has a quality all its own
The radical character of our demands
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Feel

(intransitive) To search by sense of touch.
He felt for the light switch in the dark.
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Quality

(music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound);
The timbre of her soprano was rich and lovely
The muffled tones of the broken bell summoned them to meet
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Feel

(heading) To sense or think emotionally or judgmentally.
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Quality

High social status;
A man of quality
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Feel

(transitive) To experience an emotion or other mental state about.
I can feel the sadness in his poems.
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Quality

Of superior grade;
Choice wines
Prime beef
Prize carnations
Quality paper
Select peaches
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Feel

(transitive) To think, believe, or have an impression concerning.
I feel that we need to try harder.
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Quality

Of high social status;
People of quality
A quality family
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Feel

To experience an emotion or other mental state.
He obviously feels strongly about it.
She felt even more upset when she heard the details.
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Feel

(intransitive) To sympathise; to have the sensibilities moved or affected.
I feel for you and your plight.
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Feel

(transitive) To be or become aware of.
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Feel

(transitive) To experience the consequences of.
Feel my wrath!
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Feel

(copulative) To seem (through touch or otherwise).
It looks like wood, but it feels more like plastic.
This is supposed to be a party, but it feels more like a funeral!
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Feel

To understand.
I don't want you back here, ya feel me?
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Feel

(archaic) The sense of touch.
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Feel

A perception experienced mainly or solely through the sense of touch.
Bark has a rough feel.
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Feel

A vague mental impression.
You should get a feel for the area before moving in.
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Feel

An act of fondling.
She gave me a quick feel to show that she loves me.
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Feel

A vague understanding.
I'm getting a feel for what you mean.
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Feel

An intuitive ability.
She has a feel for music.
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Feel

A feeling; an emotion.
I know that feel.
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Feel

Alternative form of fele
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Feel

Alternative form of fele
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Feel

Alternative form of fele
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Feel

To perceive by the touch; to take cognizance of by means of the nerves of sensation distributed all over the body, especially by those of the skin; to have sensation excited by contact of (a thing) with the body or limbs.
Who feelThose rods of scorpions and those whips of steel.
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Feel

To touch; to handle; to examine by touching; as, feel this piece of silk; hence, to make trial of; to test; often with out.
Come near, . . . that I may feel thee, my son.
He hath this to feel my affection to your honor.
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Feel

To perceive by the mind; to have a sense of; to experience; to be affected by; to be sensible of, or sensitive to; as, to feel pleasure; to feel pain.
Teach me to feel another's woe.
Whoso keepeth the commandment shall feel no evil thing.
He best can paint them who shall feel them most.
Mankind have felt their strength and made it felt.
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Feel

To take internal cognizance of; to be conscious of; to have an inward persuasion of.
For then, and not till then, he felt himself.
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Feel

To perceive; to observe.
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Feel

To have perception by the touch, or by contact of anything with the nerves of sensation, especially those upon the surface of the body.
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Feel

To have the sensibilities moved or affected.
[She] feels with the dignity of a Roman matron
And mine as man, who feel for all mankind.
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Feel

To be conscious of an inward impression, state of mind, persuasion, physical condition, etc.; to perceive one's self to be; - followed by an adjective describing the state, etc.; as, to feel assured, grieved, persuaded.
I then did feel full sick.
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Feel

To know with feeling; to be conscious; hence, to know certainly or without misgiving.
Garlands . . . which I feelI am not worthy yet to wear.
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Feel

To appear to the touch; to give a perception; to produce an impression by the nerves of sensation; - followed by an adjective describing the kind of sensation.
Blind men say black feels rough, and white feels smooth.
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Feel

Feeling; perception.
To intercept and have a more kindly feel of its genial warmth.
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Feel

A sensation communicated by touching; impression made upon one who touches or handles; as, this leather has a greasy feel.
The difference between these two tumors will be distinguished by the feel.
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Feel

An intuitive awareness;
He has a feel for animals
It's easy when you get the feel of it
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Feel

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
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Feel

A property perceived by touch
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Feel

Manual-genital stimulation for sexual pleasure;
The girls hated it when he tried to sneak a feel
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Feel

Undergo an emotional sensation;
She felt resentful
He felt regret
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Feel

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
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Feel

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
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Feel

Seem with respect to a given sensation given;
My cold is gone--I feel fine today
She felt tired after the long hike
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Feel

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
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Feel

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
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Feel

Be felt or perceived in a certain way;
The ground feels shaky
The sheets feel soft
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Feel

Grope or feel in search of something;
He felt for his wallet
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Feel

Examine by touch;
Feel this soft cloth!
The customer fingered the sweater
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Feel

Examine (a body part) by palpation;
The nurse palpated the patient's stomach
The runner felt her pulse
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Feel

Find by testing or cautious exploration;
He felt his way around the dark room
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Feel

Produce a certain impression;
It feels nice to be home again
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Feel

Pass one's hands over the sexual organs of;
He felt the girl in the movie theater
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