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touching

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of touching

  1. 1 having a border in common touching lots in the housing development will eventually be separated by hedges for privacy Synonyms of touching abutting, adjoining, bordering, conterminous, contiguous, flanking, flush, fringing, joining, juxtaposed, neighboring, skirting, adjacent, vergingWords Related to touching approximate, close, closest, immediate, near, nearby, nearest, next-door, nigh; attached, communicating, connected, connecting, interconnecting, joined, linked, united; bounding, circumjacent, embracing, encircling, enclosing (also inclosing), fencing, rimming, surrounding; marginal, peripheral, tangent, tangential; ambient, encompassingNear Antonyms of touching apart, detached, disconnected, discrete, free-standing, isolate, isolated, removed, separate, single, unattached, unconnected, unlinked; away, distant, far, faraway, far-off, farthest, remote; discontinuous, noncontinuous; broken up, disjoined, dissevered, dissociated, disunited, divided, divorced, parted, ramified, resolved, severed, split, sundered, uncoupled, unyokedAntonyms of touching nonadjacent, noncontiguous

  2. 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 affecting, emotional, impactful, impressive, poignant, stirring, movingWords Related to touching eloquent, expressive, meaningful, significant; demonstrative, excitable, feeling, passionate, responsive, sensitive; exciting, inspirational, provoking, rousing, stimulating; dramatic, histrionic, melodramatic, theatrical (also theatric); catharticNear Antonyms of touching cold, cool, detached, dispassionate, emotionless; deadpanAntonyms of touching unaffecting, unemotional, unimpressive

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

preposition

Synonyms and Antonyms of touching

  1. having to do with there has been an objection touching the last of the proposed new bylaws Synonyms of touching apropos, apropos of, as far as, as for, as regards (also as respects), as to, concerning, of, on, regarding, respecting, about, toward (or towards)Words Related to touching over


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