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adjective touch·ing \ˈtə-chiŋ\

Definition of touching

  1. :  capable of arousing emotions of tenderness or compassion

touchingly

adverb

Examples of touching in a Sentence

  1. there has been an objection touching the last of the proposed new bylaws

1601

First Known Use of touching

1601

Synonym Discussion of touching

moving, impressive, poignant, affecting, touching, pathetic mean having the power to produce deep emotion. moving may apply to any strong emotional effect including thrilling, agitating, saddening, or calling forth pity or sympathy. a moving appeal for contributions impressive implies compelling attention, admiration, wonder, or conviction. an impressive list of achievements poignant applies to what keenly or sharply affects one's sensitivities. a poignant documentary on the homeless affecting is close to moving but most often suggests pathos. an affecting deathbed reunion touching implies arousing tenderness or compassion. the touching innocence in a child's eyes pathetic implies moving to pity or sometimes contempt. pathetic attempts to justify misconduct

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touching

preposition touch·ing

Definition of touching

  1. :  in reference to :  concerning

Examples of touching in a Sentence

  1. touching lots in the housing development will eventually be separated by hedges for privacy

  2. a touching movie about two lost animals who try to find their way home

14th Century

First Known Use of touching

14th century


TOUCHING Defined for English Language Learners

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touching

preposition touch·ing

Definition of touching for English Language Learners

  • : having a strong emotional effect : causing feelings of sadness or sympathy


TOUCHING Defined for Kids

touching

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adjective touch·ing \ˈtə-chiŋ\

Definition of touching for Students

  1. :  causing a feeling of tenderness or pity a touching story



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