feeling tone

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feel·ing tone

the mental state (pleasure, repugnance, etc.) that accompanies every act or thought.
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When a pastor or bishop engages others as equals with whom there is disagreement, when the follower genuinely perceives that the leader is relating as a peer, a different feeling tone will likely be registered.
A basic devotion to this ethic, beneath all the Greek and Roman laurels, constituted the feeling tones of a great individual.
Interviewing, on the other hand, was seen as a more precise process, like that of a physician analyzing the cause of a fevered patient's "negative feeling tones.