Definition of fellow feeling in US English:

fellow feeling

noun

  • Sympathy and fellowship existing between people based on shared experiences or feelings.

    • ‘I have a fellow feeling for the absent-minded who are accused of wilfulness.’
    • ‘As long as people have a good time, as long as the community is burnished with an extra polishing of fellow feeling, an event is successful, right?’
    • ‘His fellow feeling is for fellow crooks, now as ever.’
    • ‘One may take place in a rural area and the other in an urban one, but they meet on the common ground of personal travail, self-denial, mutual compromise, and fellow feeling.’
    • ‘Have we so lost our capacity for fellow feeling that we cannot spare even the least hope for these people?’
    • ‘It is love, laughter, adventure and fellow feeling that remain in short supply - which is why audiences value them so highly in movies.’
    • ‘But although Jenkins is a satirist with strenuous moral standards he also looks at poor, suffering, inadequate humanity with fellow feeling and compassion, not with hatred or disgust.’
    • ‘At the same time a semi-philosophical debate is being conducted on the reasons for the decline in fellow feeling.’
    • ‘When we see a child or a young person in tears it has an effect upon us: we have a sense of fellow feeling and sympathy.’
    • ‘But that same fellow feeling also supplies me with a certain amount of cynicism.’
    • ‘And it is an affront to our fellow feeling with them.’
    • ‘He competes as hard as anyone in British sport but he does so with honour and fellow feeling.’
    • ‘We must have a deep fellow feeling for something of which we are so much a part.’
    • ‘To do so would have been an expression not of weakness but simple human courtesy and fellow feeling.’
    • ‘I still felt compassion and fellow feeling for them.’
    • ‘Affection, fellow feeling, even gratitude were as nothing compared with political expediency.’
    • ‘They have abnegated all morality and all fellow feeling for the rest of mankind.’
    • ‘The fellow feeling might also have emanated from sharing the common ancestral lineage of the same village.’
    • ‘Well yes, I do have a great sense of fellow feeling.’
    • ‘All of these claims are mistaken, of course - and more than mistaken: demonstrably and obviously untrue, outrages upon history and fellow feeling for the humanity of previous generations.’
    sympathy, empathy, feeling, compassion, care, concern, solicitude, solicitousness, warmth, tenderness, brotherly love
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Pronunciation

fellow feeling

/ˈfɛloʊ ˈˌfilɪŋ//ˈfelō ˈˌfēliNG/