Definition of affecting
: evoking a strong emotional response
affectinglyplay \-tiŋ-lē\ adverb
Examples of affecting in a sentence
He begins his book with an affecting description of his difficult childhood.
the affecting final scene in the play, when the children are reunited with their father
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AFFECTING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of affecting for English Language Learners
: causing a feeling of sadness or sympathy
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