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Sense vs. Feeling

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Sensenoun

Any of the manners by which living beings perceive the physical world: for humans sight, smell, hearing, touch, taste.

Feelingadjective

Emotionally sensitive.

‘Despite the rough voice, the coach is surprisingly feeling.’;

Sensenoun

Perception through the intellect; apprehension; awareness.

‘a sense of security’;

Feelingadjective

Expressive of great sensibility; attended by, or evincing, sensibility.

‘He made a feeling representation of his wrongs.’;

Sensenoun

Sound practical or moral judgment.

‘It's common sense not to put metal objects in a microwave oven.’;

Feelingnoun

Sensation, particularly through the skin.

‘The wool on my arm produced a strange feeling.’;

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Sensenoun

The meaning, reason, or value of something.

‘You don’t make any sense.’; ‘the true sense of words or phrases’;

Feelingnoun

Emotion; impression.

‘The house gave me a feeling of dread.’;

Sensenoun

A natural appreciation or ability.

‘A keen musical sense’;

Feelingnoun

Emotional state or well-being.

‘You really hurt my feelings when you said that.’;

Sensenoun

(pragmatics) The way that a referent is presented.

Feelingnoun

Emotional attraction or desire.

‘Many people still have feelings for their first love.’;

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Sensenoun

(semantics) A single conventional use of a word; one of the entries for a word in a dictionary.

Feelingnoun

Intuition.

‘He has no feeling for what he can say to somebody in such a fragile emotional condition.’; ‘I've got a funny feeling that this isn't going to work.’;

Sensenoun

(mathematics) One of two opposite directions in which a vector (especially of motion) may point. See also polarity.

Feelingnoun

An opinion, an attitude.

Sensenoun

(mathematics) One of two opposite directions of rotation, clockwise versus anti-clockwise.

Feelingverb

present participle of feel

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Sensenoun

(biochemistry) referring to the strand of a nucleic acid that directly specifies the product.

Feelingadjective

Possessing great sensibility; easily affected or moved; as, a feeling heart.

Senseverb

To use biological senses: to either smell, watch, taste, hear or feel.

Feelingadjective

Expressive of great sensibility; attended by, or evincing, sensibility; as, he made a feeling representation of his wrongs.

Senseverb

To instinctively be aware.

‘She immediately sensed her disdain.’;

Feelingnoun

The sense by which the mind, through certain nerves of the body, perceives external objects, or certain states of the body itself; that one of the five senses which resides in the general nerves of sensation distributed over the body, especially in its surface; the sense of touch; nervous sensibility to external objects.

‘Why was the sightTo such a tender ball as the eye confined, . . . And not, as feeling, through all parts diffused?’;

Senseverb

To comprehend.

Feelingnoun

An act or state of perception by the sense above described; an act of apprehending any object whatever; an act or state of apprehending the state of the soul itself; consciousness.

‘The apprehension of the goodGives but the greater feeling to the worse.’;

Sensenoun

A faculty, possessed by animals, of perceiving external objects by means of impressions made upon certain organs (sensory or sense organs) of the body, or of perceiving changes in the condition of the body; as, the senses of sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch. See Muscular sense, under Muscular, and Temperature sense, under Temperature.

‘Let fancy still my sense in Lethe steep.’; ‘What surmounts the reachOf human sense I shall delineate.’; ‘The traitor Sense recallsThe soaring soul from rest.’;

Feelingnoun

The capacity of the soul for emotional states; a high degree of susceptibility to emotions or states of the sensibility not dependent on the body; as, a man of feeling; a man destitute of feeling.

Sensenoun

Perception by the sensory organs of the body; sensation; sensibility; feeling.

‘In a living creature, though never so great, the sense and the affects of any one part of the body instantly make a transcursion through the whole.’;

Feelingnoun

Any state or condition of emotion; the exercise of the capacity for emotion; any mental state whatever; as, a right or a wrong feeling in the heart; our angry or kindly feelings; a feeling of pride or of humility.

‘A fellow feeling makes one wondrous kind.’; ‘Tenderness for the feelings of others.’;

Sensenoun

Perception through the intellect; apprehension; recognition; understanding; discernment; appreciation.

‘This Basilius, having the quick sense of a lover.’; ‘High disdain from sense of injured merit.’;

Feelingnoun

That quality of a work of art which embodies the mental emotion of the artist, and is calculated to affect similarly the spectator.

Sensenoun

Sound perception and reasoning; correct judgment; good mental capacity; understanding; also, that which is sound, true, or reasonable; rational meaning.

‘He raves; his words are looseAs heaps of sand, and scattering wide from sense.’;

Feelingnoun

the experiencing of affective and emotional states;

‘she had a feeling of euphoria’; ‘he had terrible feelings of guilt’; ‘I disliked him and the feeling was mutual’;

Sensenoun

That which is felt or is held as a sentiment, view, or opinion; judgment; notion; opinion.

‘I speak my private but impartial senseWith freedom.’; ‘The municipal council of the city had ceased to speak the sense of the citizens.’;

Feelingnoun

a vague idea in which some confidence is placed;

‘his impression of her was favorable’; ‘what are your feelings about the crisis?’; ‘it strengthened my belief in his sincerity’; ‘I had a feeling that she was lying’;

Sensenoun

Meaning; import; signification; as, the true sense of words or phrases; the sense of a remark.

‘So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense.’; ‘I think 't was in another sense.’;

Feelingnoun

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’;

Sensenoun

Moral perception or appreciation.

‘Some are so hardened in wickedness as to have no sense of the most friendly offices.’;

Feelingnoun

a physical sensation that you experience;

‘he had a queasy feeling’; ‘I had a strange feeling in my leg’; ‘he lost all feeling in his arm’;

Sensenoun

One of two opposite directions in which a line, surface, or volume, may be supposed to be described by the motion of a point, line, or surface.

Feelingnoun

the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin;

‘she likes the touch of silk on her skin’; ‘the surface had a greasy feeling’;

Senseverb

To perceive by the senses; to recognize.

‘Is he sure that objects are not otherwise sensed by others than they are by him?’;

Feelingnoun

an intuitive understanding of something;

‘he had a great feeling for music’;

Sensenoun

a general conscious awareness;

‘a sense of security’; ‘a sense of happiness’; ‘a sense of danger’; ‘a sense of self’;

Feelingnoun

an emotional state or reaction

‘a feeling of joy’;

Sensenoun

the meaning of a word or expression; the way in which a word or expression or situation can be interpreted;

‘the dictionary gave several senses for the word’; ‘in the best sense charity is really a duty’; ‘the signifier is linked to the signified’;

Feelingnoun

the emotional side of someone's character; emotional responses or tendencies to respond

‘I don't want to hurt her feelings’;

Sensenoun

the faculty through which the external world is apprehended;

‘in the dark he had to depend on touch and on his senses of smell and hearing’;

Feelingnoun

strong emotion

‘‘God bless you!’ she said with feeling’;

Sensenoun

sound practical judgment;

‘I can't see the sense in doing it now’; ‘he hasn't got the sense God gave little green apples’; ‘fortunately she had the good sense to run away’;

Feelingnoun

an idea or belief, especially a vague or irrational one

‘he had the feeling that he was being watched’;

Sensenoun

a natural appreciation or ability;

‘a keen musical sense’; ‘a good sense of timing’;

Feelingnoun

an attitude or opinion

‘a feeling grew that justice had not been done’; ‘if you have strong feelings about the proposal, you should contact the Office at once’;

Senseverb

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’;

Feelingnoun

the capacity to experience the sense of touch

‘a loss of feeling in the hands’;

Senseverb

detect some circumstance or entity automatically;

‘This robot can sense the presence of people in the room’; ‘particle detectors sense ionization’;

Feelingnoun

the sensation of touching or being touched by a particular thing

‘the feeling of the water against your skin’;

Senseverb

become aware of not through the senses but instinctively;

‘I sense his hostility’;

Feelingnoun

a sensitivity to or intuitive understanding of

‘she says I have a feeling for medicine’;

Senseverb

comprehend;

‘I sensed the real meaning of his letter’;

Feelingadjective

showing emotion or sensitivity

‘she was a feeling child’;

Sensenoun

a faculty by which the body perceives an external stimulus; one of the faculties of sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch

‘the bear has a keen sense of smell which enables it to hunt at dusk’;

Feeling

Feeling was originally used to describe the physical sensation of touch through either experience or perception. The word is also used to describe other experiences, such as and of sentience in general.

‘a feeling of warmth’;

Sensenoun

a feeling that something is the case

‘she had the sense of being a political outsider’; ‘you can improve your general health and sense of well-being’;

Sensenoun

a keen intuitive awareness of or sensitivity to the presence or importance of something

‘she had a fine sense of comic timing’;

Sensenoun

a sane and realistic attitude to situations and problems

‘he earned respect by the good sense he showed at meetings’;

Sensenoun

a reasonable or comprehensible rationale

‘I can't see the sense in leaving all the work to you’;

Sensenoun

a way in which an expression or a situation can be interpreted; a meaning

‘it is not clear which sense of the word ‘characters’ is intended in this passage’;

Sensenoun

a property (e.g. direction of motion) distinguishing a pair of objects, quantities, effects, etc. which differ only in that each is the reverse of the other

‘the cord does not become straight, but forms a length of helix in the opposite sense’;

Sensenoun

relating to or denoting a coding sequence of nucleotides, complementary to an antisense sequence.

Senseverb

perceive by a sense or senses

‘with the first frost, they could sense a change in the days’;

Senseverb

be aware of (something) without being able to define exactly how one knows

‘he could sense that he wasn't liked’; ‘she could sense her father's anger rising’;

Senseverb

(of a machine or similar device) detect

‘an optical fibre senses a current flowing in a conductor’;

Sense

A sense is a biological system used by an organism for sensation, the process of gathering information about the world and responding to stimuli. (For example, in the human body, the brain receives signals from the senses, which continuously receive information from the environment, interprets these signals, and causes the body to respond, either chemically or physically.) Although traditionally around five human senses were known (namely sight, smell, touch, taste, and hearing), it is now recognized that there are many more.

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