Belonging is a sense of fitting in or feeling like you are an important member of a group. A really close family gives each of its members a strong sense of belonging.

When you belong, you are an official part of a group ("She belongs to the French club") or you're compatible with certain people or suited to a specific place ("I just belong in nature"). A feeling of belonging describes this sense of truly fitting or meshing, especially with friends, family members, or other sympathetic folks.

Definitions of belonging

n happiness felt in a secure relationship

“with his classmates he felt a sense of belonging
a feeling of being at ease in a relationship
closeness, intimacy
a feeling of being intimate and belonging together
affectionate closeness
Type of:
emotions experienced when in a state of well-being

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