Thesaurus

touching

Synonyms and Antonyms of touching

2 having the power to affect the feelings or sympathies
  • a touching movie about two lost animals who try to find their way home
Synonyms of touching
Words Related to touching
Near Antonyms of touching
Antonyms of touching

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

touching

Synonyms and Antonyms of touching

having to do with
  • There has been an objection touching the last of the proposed new bylaws.
Synonyms of touching
Words Related to touching
Phrases Synonymous with touching

in regard to, in respect to, in view of, with regard to, with respect to


Learn More about touching


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up touching? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!