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English adjective: touching

1. touching arousing affect


SamplesThe homecoming of the released hostages was an affecting scene.
Poignant grief cannot endure forever.
His gratitude was simple and touching.


Synonymsaffecting, poignant


Similarmoving


Antonymsunmoving


English noun: touching

1. touching (event) the event of something coming in contact with the body


SamplesHe longed for the touch of her hand.
The cooling touch of the night air.


Synonymstouch


Broader (hypernym)contact, impinging, striking


Narrower (hyponym)brush, light touch, stroke

2. touching (act) the act of putting two things together with no space between them


SamplesAt his touch the room filled with lights.


Synonymstouch


Broader (hypernym)act, deed, human action, human activity


Narrower (hyponym)buss, catch, contact, dab, dig, fingering, grab, grazing, grope, handling, hit, hitting, jab, kiss, kiss, lap, lick, manipulation, osculation, palpation, pat, physical contact, shaving, skimming, snap, snatch, striking, stroke, stroking, tactual exploration, tag, tap, tickle, tickling, titillation









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