adjective af·fect·ing \ə-ˈfek-tiŋ, a-\

: causing a feeling of sadness or sympathy

Full Definition of AFFECTING

:  evoking a strong emotional response
af·fect·ing·ly \-tiŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of AFFECTING

  1. He begins his book with an affecting description of his difficult childhood.
  2. <the affecting final scene in the play, when the children are reunited with their father>

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Rhymes with AFFECTING


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