What Does FEELS Mean in a Text?

FEELS means "Feelings." The term describes the intense feelings you get when something is emotionally moving. The term is typically (but not exclusively) used to describe strong sad feelings.

In millennial-internet parlance, you could say that a song or a movie "gives you all the feels." FEELS may also be used in the singular. "The death of my favourite character gave me a feel."

FEELS was popularized by the Internet slang expression "I know that feel, bro." On social media, the term is usually accompanied by the "Feels Man" meme.

I know that feel, bro

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When I write FEELS, I mean this:

meaning of FEELS

[The term FEELS is quite often accompanied by the "Feels Man" meme.]

Summary of Key Points

"Feelings" is the most common definition for FEELS on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
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Examples of FEELS in Sentences

Here are examples of FEELS being used in conversations:
  • Tony: Did you watch the finale?
  • Jordan: Yes, it gave me all the FEELS.
  • Tony: I had too many FEELS when Dobby died.
  • Tony: That's nothing compared to who dies in the Battle of Hogwarts!
  • Tony: Don't spoil it!

An Academic Look at FEELS

FEELS is typically used as a noun (i.e., a naming word). For example:
  • Their wedding video gave me all the FEELS.
  • (Here, FEELS is being used as a noun.)
FEELS is a shortned form of "feelings so it is a contraction. Contractions can also be formed by replacing a letter(s) with an apostrophe (e.g., can't).

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "feelings" instead of FEELS.

Example of FEELS Used in a Text

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