Touching

  • 1 Touching — Touch ing (t[u^]ch [i^]ng), a. Affecting; moving; pathetic; as, a touching tale. {Touch ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 Touching — Touch ing, prep. Concerning; with respect to. [1913 Webster] Now, as touching things offered unto idols. 1 Cor. viii. 1. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Touching — Touch ing, n. The sense or act of feeling; touch. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 4 touching — index adjacent, close (near), contiguous, moving (evoking emotion), persuasive, profound (intense) …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 touching — (adj.) affecting the emotions, c.1600, prp. adjective from TOUCH (Cf. touch) (v.) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 touching — *affecting, *moving, impressive, poignant, pathetic Analogous words: *tender, responsive, sympathetic, compassionate: *pitiful, piteous, pitiable …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 touching — [adj1] affecting, moving emotionally compassionate, emotive, heartbreaking, heartrending, impressive, melting, mind blowing*, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, poignant, responsive, sad, stirring, stunning, sympathetic, tear jerking, tender,… …

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  • 8 touching — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ arousing strong emotion; moving. ► PREPOSITION ▪ concerning. DERIVATIVES touchingly adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 touching — [tuch′iŋ] adj. that touches the feelings; arousing tender emotion; affecting prep. concerning; with regard to SYN. MOVING touchingly adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 touching — adj. touching to + inf. (it was touching to watch) * * * [ tʌtʃɪŋ] touching to + inf. (it was touching to watch) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 touching — touch|ing1 [ˈtʌtʃıŋ] adj making you feel pity, sympathy, sadness etc ▪ a touching reunion of father and son >touchingly adv →↑touch1 (4) touching 2 touching2 prep formal concerning ▪ matters touching the conduct of diplomacy …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 touching — touch|ing1 [ tʌtʃıŋ ] adjective * making you feel emotional or sympathetic, for example by being sad: a touching story/scene ╾ touch|ing|ly adverb touching touch|ing 2 [ tʌtʃıŋ ] preposition FORMAL relating to something: questions touching party… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 touching — [[t]tʌ̱tʃɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED If something is touching, it causes feelings of sadness or sympathy. → See also touch Her story is the touching tale of a wife who stood by the husband she loved... It was a very, very touching moment. Syn: moving… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 touching — touchingly, adv. touchingness, n. /tuch ing/, adj. 1. affecting; moving; pathetic: a touching scene of farewell. 2. that touches. prep. 3. in reference or relation to; concerning; about: He wrote touching future plans. [1250 1300; TOUCH + ING2] …

    Universalium

  • 15 touching — 1 adjective making you feel pity, sympathy, sadness etc: a touching reunion of father and son see also: touch 1 (6) touchingly adverb 2 preposition formal concerning: matters touching the conduct of diplomacy …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 touching — I UK [ˈtʌtʃɪŋ] / US adjective * making you feel emotional or sympathetic, for example by being sad a touching story/scene Derived word: touchingly adverb II UK [ˈtʌtʃɪŋ] / US preposition formal relating to something questions touching party… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 touching — adj. & prep. adj. moving; pathetic (a touching incident; touching confidence). prep. literary concerning; about. Derivatives: touchingly adv. touchingness n. Etymology: ME f. TOUCH: (prep.) f. OF touchant pres. part. (as TOUCH) …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 18 Touching — Touch Touch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Touched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Touching}.] [F. toucher, OF. touchier, tuchier; of Teutonic origin; cf. OHG. zucchen, zukken, to twitch, pluck, draw, G. zukken, zukken, v. intens. fr. OHG. ziohan to draw, G. ziehen,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 19 touching — adjective Provoking sadness and pity. a touching story Syn: emotional, moving, sad …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 touching — adj. Touching is used with these nouns: ↑faith, ↑moment, ↑reunion, ↑scene, ↑story, ↑tribute …

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