affecting

  • 1 Affecting — Af*fect ing, a. 1. Moving the emotions; fitted to excite the emotions; pathetic; touching; as, an affecting address; an affecting sight. [1913 Webster] The most affecting music is generally the most simple. [1913 Webster] 2. Affected; given to… …

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  • 2 affecting — affecting; un·affecting; …

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  • 3 affecting — I adjective affected, agitating, altering, changing, emended, exciting, inviting, modifying, moving, potent, provocative, provoking, stirring, touching, transforming II index moving (evoking emotion), potent, sapid …

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  • 4 affecting — adj touching, *moving, pathetic, poignant, impressive Analogous words: stirring, rousing, rallying (see STIR vb): distressing, troubling (see TROUBLE vb): *pitiful, piteous, pitiable …

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  • 5 affecting — [ə fekt′iŋ] adj. emotionally touching; evoking pity, sympathy, etc. SYN. MOVING …

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  • 6 Affecting — Affect Af*fect , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Affected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Affecting}.] [L. affectus, p. p. of afficere to affect by active agency; ad + facere to make: cf. F. affectere, L. affectare, freq. of afficere. See {Fact}.] 1. To act upon; to… …

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  • 7 affecting — [[t]əfe̱ktɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED (approval) If you describe something such as a story or a piece of music as affecting, you think it is good because it makes you feel a strong emotion, especially sadness or pity. [LITERARY] One of the most affecting… …

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  • 8 affecting — af|fect|ing [əˈfektıŋ] adj formal producing strong emotions of sadness, pity etc = ↑upsetting ▪ a deeply affecting story …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 affecting — af|fect|ing [ ə fektıŋ ] adjective FORMAL making you feel a strong emotion such as sadness, sympathy, etc.: an affecting drama …

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  • 10 affecting — adjective formal producing strong emotions of sadness, pity etc: a deeply affecting story …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 affecting — adjective an affecting piece of music Syn: touching, moving, emotive, emotional; stirring, soul stirring, heartwarming; poignant, pathetic, pitiful, piteous, tear jerking, heart rending, gut wrenching, heartbreaking, disturbing, distressing,… …

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  • 12 affecting — UK [əˈfektɪŋ] / US adjective formal making you feel a strong emotion such as sadness, sympathy etc an affecting drama …

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  • 13 affecting — Ⅰ. affect [1] ► VERB 1) make a difference to; have an effect on. 2) touch the feelings of. DERIVATIVES affecting adjective. USAGE Affect and effect are frequently confused …

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  • 14 affecting — adjective arousing affect the homecoming of the released hostages was an affecting scene poignant grief cannot endure forever his gratitude was simple and touching • Syn: ↑poignant, ↑touching • Similar to: ↑moving …

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  • 15 affecting — adjective Date: 1720 evoking a strong emotional response Synonyms: see moving • affectingly adverb …

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  • 16 affecting — affectingly, adv. /euh fek ting/, adj. moving or exciting the feelings or emotions. [1555 65; AFFECT1 + ING2] Syn. touching, pathetic, piteous, stirring. * * * …

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  • 17 affecting — adjective Producing strong feelings and emotions …

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  • 18 affecting — Synonyms and related words: afflictive, bitter, bleak, cheerless, comfortless, deplorable, depressing, depressive, discomforting, dismal, dismaying, distressful, distressing, disturbing, doleful, dolorific, dolorogenic, dolorous, dreary, emotive …

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  • 19 affecting — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. moving, touching, pathetic; see moving 2 , pitiful 1 . See Synonym Study at moving . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Exciting a deep, usually somber response: impressive, moving, poignant, stirring, touching. See… …

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  • 20 affecting — af·fect·ing || É™ fektɪŋ adj. moving, stirring, touching; exciting af·fect || É™ fekt v. influence; move someone (emotionally); attack (of a disease); act as if, pretend; have a certain disposition towards; have an affinity for …

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