[ noun ] emotional or moral sensitivity (especially in relation to personal principles or dignity)


"the remark hurt his feelings"

Used in print

(Arlin Turner, "William Faulkner, Southern Novelist"...)

As a consequence of the tensions thus produced in his thoughts and feelings , he wrote on_the_one_hand sketches of idealized hunting trips and on_the_other an anecdote of the village of Hardscrabble , Arkansas , where no one had ever seen a piano ; and he wrote also the masterpiece of frontier humor , `` The_Big_Bear_of_Arkansas '' , in which earthy realism is placed alongside the exaggeration of the backwoods tall-tale and the awe with which man contemplates the grandeur and the mysteries of nature .

Related terms

sensitivity feel