Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun feeler

4 senses of feeler

Sense 1
antenna, feeler -- (one of a pair of mobile appendages on the head of e.g. insects and crustaceans; typically sensitive to touch and taste)
       => tentacle -- (any of various elongated tactile or prehensile flexible organs that occur on the head or near the mouth in many animals; used for feeling or grasping or locomotion)

Sense 2
overture, advance, approach, feeler -- (a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others; "she rejected his advances")
       => suggestion, proposition, proffer -- (a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection; "it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse")

Sense 3
antenna, feeler -- (sensitivity similar to that of a receptor organ; "he had a special antenna for public relations")
       => sensitivity, sensitiveness -- (the ability to respond to affective changes in your interpersonal environment)

Sense 4
barbel, feeler -- (slender tactile process on the jaws of a fish)
       => tentacle -- (any of various elongated tactile or prehensile flexible organs that occur on the head or near the mouth in many animals; used for feeling or grasping or locomotion)

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