UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈfiːlɪŋ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈfilɪŋ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(fēling)

From the verb feel: (⇒ conjugate)
feeling is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. showed his true feelings about
  2. have a [strange, bad, nasty, funny] feeling about this
  3. is [an unpleasant, a weird, a creepy] feeling
  4. are just my own personal feelings
  5. my [gut, instinctive] feeling is that
  6. have a gut feeling (that)
  7. [share, talk about] your feelings
  8. you hurt my feelings
  9. I know the feeling (all too well)
  10. getting guilt feelings [over, about]
  11. a feeling of [guilt, shame]
  12. the (general) feeling of the [public, employees]
  13. have no [specific, negative] feelings about
  14. [led, persuaded] by his feelings
  15. didn't consider her [friend's, son's, husband's] feelings
  16. never took my feelings into consideration
  17. don't let feelings get in the way (of business)
  18. the feeling of being [watched, followed]
  19. the feeling you get when you
  20. have no feeling in my [legs, feet, fingers]
  21. played the [violin, piano, harp] with feeling
  22. once again, with feeling
  1. a very feeling [person, child, mother, heart]
  2. not a (very) feeling [person]
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. feel [hot, cold, happy, sad, down]
  2. [she, her forehead, his cheek] feels [hot]
  3. feeling [OK, good, dizzy, fine]
  4. feel [good, bad, anxious] (about)
  5. feel [guilty, ashamed, threatened, afraid, silly]
  6. feeling [better, worse]
  7. feel the same (way)
  8. feel at [home, ease, peace]
  9. feel [in control, out of place]
  10. make her feel [good, attractive, loved]
  11. [the way, how] it made me feel
  12. [the way, how] I feel about him
  13. the way [many, some] feel (about)
  14. how do you feel about
  15. how are you feeling?
  16. (can't) stop feeling [like this, this way]
  17. [don't, try not to] feel too bad about
  18. feel [sickness, pain, happiness, sadness]
  19. feel the [wind, sun, heat]
  20. felt [her breath, his hand] on my [neck, cheek, arm]
  21. feel the [fabric, texture]
  22. feel the [need, desire, urge] for
  23. feel the [need, desire] to
  24. feel like [eating, singing, going]
  25. feel under the weather
  26. (really) feel for you
  27. feel like [having, going, making]
  28. feels [like, as though, as if]
  29. it feels [important, necessary] (to)
  30. felt his away [around, across, out of] the room
  31. felt around [in the dark, for the light switch]
  32. felt myself [flying, floating, struggling]
  33. slang: I'm not feeling it
  34. made [itself, his presence] felt
  35. slang: felt her up
  1. a [silky, smooth, velvety, rough] feel
  2. [rough] to the feel
  3. has a [rough] feel to it
  4. the feel of [leather, down, the wind]
  5. the feel of [leather] against the [skin, face]
  6. [took, had] a feel of the [fabric, material]
  7. [love, hate] the feel of
  8. can tell it's [velvet, silk] by the feel (of it)
  9. has a [pleasant, uncomfortable] feel
  10. the feel of [your apartment, this club]
  11. get the feel of the [game, job, class]
  12. am still getting the feel of
  13. am starting to get a feel for it
  14. am starting to get the feel of it
  15. has a natural feel for the [game]
  16. slang: (I'm getting) (all) the feels
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