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Felt vs Feltlike – What’s the difference?

Felt vs Feltlike - What's the difference?
As a verb felt is to fear something.

As an adjective feltlike is resembling felt (the fabric).



Etymology 1

(etyl) felt, from (etyl) ), from *pel- ‘to beat’. More at anvil.


(wikipedia felt )

  • A cloth or stuff made of matted fibres of wool, or wool and fur, fulled or wrought into a compact substance by rolling and pressure, with lees or size, without spinning or weaving.
  • * Shakespeare, King Lear , act 4, scene 6:
  • It were a delicate stratagem to shoe A troop of horse with felt .
  • A hat made of felt.
  • (obsolete) A skin or hide; a fell; a pelt.
  • * 1707 , John Mortimer, The whole art of husbandry :
  • To know whether sheep are sound or not, see that the felt be loose.


    (en verb )

  • To make into felt, or a feltlike substance; to cause to adhere and mat together.
  • (Sir Matthew Hale)
  • To cover with, or as if with, felt.
  • to felt the cylinder of a steam engine

    Etymology 2

    (etyl) .



  • (feel)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective )

  • That has been experienced or perceived.
  • * 2009 , (Diarmaid MacCulloch), A History of Christianity , Penguin 2010, p. 257:
  • Conversions to Islam can therefore be a deeply felt aesthetic experience that rarely occurs in Christian accounts of conversion, which are generally the source rather than the result of a Christian experience of beauty.






    (en adjective )

  • Resembling felt (the fabric).