Definition of one's finer feelings in English:

one's finer feelings


  • One's feelings of honor, loyalty, or duty; one's conscience or sense of morality.

    ‘It was a period when middle-class fathers often withdrew behind taciturnity and rituals of manliness, when mothers stifled their finer feelings and aspirations behind domestic routines.’
    • ‘More specifically addressing Freeman Dyson's essay, Freeman writes ‘If we are partly analog, the downloading of a human consciousness into a digital computer may involve a certain loss of our finer feelings and qualities.’’
    • ‘It addresses our finer feelings, and gives exercise to every mild and generous propensity ’.’
    • ‘You're trying to appeal to his finer feelings, and people who write for that slimy rag don't have any.’