Reference > Roget’s > International Thesaurus > 821. Feeling.
Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section I. Affections in General
Section IV. Possessive Relations
821. Feeling.
NOUN:FEELING; suffering &c. v.; endurance, tolerance, sufferance, experience, response; sympathy (love) [See Love]; impression, inspiration, affection, sensation, emotion, pathos, deep sense.
  WARMTH, glow, unction, gusto, vehemence, fervor, fervency; heartiness, cordiality; earnestness, eagerness; empressement [F.], gush [colloq.], ardor, zeal, passion, enthusiasm, verve, furore [It.], furor, fanaticism; excitation of feeling [See Excitation]; fullness of the heart (disposition) [See Affections]; passion &c. (state of excitability) [See Excitability]; ecstasy (pleasure) [See Pleasure].
  STATE OF EXCITEMENT; blush, suffusion, flush; hectic, hectic fever, hectic flush; tingling, thrill, turn, shock; agitation &c. (irregular motion) [See Agitation]; quiver, heaving, flutter, flurry, fluster, twitter, tremor; throb, throbbing; pulsation, palpitation, panting; trepidation, perturbation, ruffle, hurry of spirits, pother, stew [colloq.], ferment.
VERB:FEEL; receive an impression &c. n.; be impressed with &c. adj.; entertain -, harbor -, cherish- -feeling &c. n.
  RESPOND; catch the -flame, - infection; enter into the spirit of.
  BEAR, suffer, support, sustain, endure, thole [obs. or dial.], aby or abye; brook; abide &c. (be composed) [See Inexcitability]; experience &c. (meet with) [See Eventuality]; taste, prove; labor -, smart- under; bear the brunt of, brave, stand.
  BE AGITATED, be excited [See Excitation]; swell, glow, warm, flush, blush, crimson, change color, mantle; darken, whiten, pale; turn -color, - pale, - red, - black in the face; tingle, thrill, heave, pant, throb, palpitate, go pitapat, tremble, quiver, flutter, twitter; shake [See Agitation]; blench, stagger, reel; look -blue, - black; wince, draw a deep breath.
  impress &c. (excite the feelings) [See Excitation].
ADJECTIVE:FEELING &c. v.; sentient; sensuous, sensorial, sensory; emotive, emotional; of or with feeling &c. n.
  LIVELY, quick, smart, strong, sharp, acute, cutting, piercing, incisive; keen, - as a razor; trenchant, pungent, racy, piquant, poignant, caustic.
  IMPRESSIVE, deep, profound, indelible; deep-felt, homefelt, heart-felt; swelling, soul-stirring, heart-expanding, electric, thrilling, rapturous, ecstatic; prevading, penetrating, absorbing.
  EARNEST, wistful, eager, breathless; fervent, fervid, gushing [colloq.], warm, passionate, warm-hearted, hearty, cordial, sincere, zealous, enthusiastic, glowing, ardent, burning, red-hot, fiery, flaming; boiling, - over.
  RABID, raving, feverish, fanatical, hysterical; impetuous (excitable) [See Excitability]; overmastering.
  IMPRESSED -, moved -, touched -, affected -, penetrated -, seized -, imbued [See Affections]- with; devoured by; wrought up (excited) [See Excitation]; struck all of a heap [colloq.]; rapt; in a quiver &c. n.; enraptured [See Pleasurableness].
  the heart -big, - full, - swelling, - beating, - pulsating, - throbbing, - thumping, - beating high, - melting, - overflowing, -bursting, - breaking.
ADVERB:HEARTILY, heart and soul, from the bottom of one’s heart, ab imo pectore L.], de profundis [L.]; at heart, con amore [It.], devoutly, over head and ears.
  1. We should count time by heart-throbs.—Bailey
  2. Give me that man That is not passion’s slave, and I will wear him In my heart’s core.—Hamlet



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