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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



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.


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.


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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