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Antonyms for touching
ˈtʌtʃ ɪŋtouch·ing

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term touching.

Wiktionary

  1. touchingadjective

    Synonyms:
    emotional, moving, sad

  2. touchingadjective

    Provoking sadness and pity.

    a touching story

    Synonyms:
    emotional, sad, moving

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. touching

    Pitiful originally signified full of pity; as, "the Lord is very pitiful and of tender mercy," James v, 11; but this usage is now archaic, and the meaning in question is appropriated by such words as merciful and compassionate. Pitiful and pitiable now refer to what may be deserving of pity, pitiful being used chiefly for that which is merely an object of thought, pitiable for that which is brought directly before the senses; as, a pitiful story; a pitiable object; a pitiable condition. Since pity, however, always implies weakness or inferiority in that which is pitied, pitiful and pitiable are often used, by an easy transition, for what might awaken pity, but does awaken contempt; as, a pitiful excuse; he presented a pitiable appearance. Piteous is now rarely used in its earlier sense of feeling pity, but in its derived sense applies to what really excites the emotion; as, a piteous cry. Compare HUMANE; MERCY; PITY.

    Antonyms:
    august, beneficent, commanding, dignified, exalted, glorious, grand, great, helpful, lofty, mighty, noble, sublime, superb, superior

    Synonyms:
    abject, base, contemptible, despicable, lamentable, miserable, mournful, moving, paltry, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, sorrowful, woful, wretched

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. touching

    Synonyms:
    affecting, tender, moving, pathetic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. touch, touchingnoun

    the event of something coming in contact with the body

    "he longed for the touch of her hand"; "the cooling touch of the night air"

    Antonyms:
    unmoving

    Synonyms:
    jot, cutaneous senses, touch sensation, tactual sensation, touch modality, touch, signature, sense of touch, skin senses, soupcon, speck, hint, trace, feeling, pinch, mite, tinge, ghost, spot, tactile sensation, contact

  2. touch, touchingadjective

    the act of putting two things together with no space between them

    "at his touch the room filled with lights"

    Antonyms:
    unmoving

    Synonyms:
    jot, cutaneous senses, touch sensation, tactual sensation, touch modality, touch, signature, sense of touch, skin senses, soupcon, speck, hint, trace, feeling, pinch, mite, tinge, ghost, spot, tactile sensation, contact

  3. affecting, poignant, touchingadjective

    arousing affect

    "the homecoming of the released hostages was an affecting scene"; "poignant grief cannot endure forever"; "his gratitude was simple and touching"

    Antonyms:
    unmoving

    Synonyms:
    affecting, poignant

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. touchingadjective

    Synonyms:
    pathetic, affecting, moving, tender

  2. touchingprep

    Synonyms:
    respecting, concerning, regarding

How to use touching in a sentence?

  1. Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency:

    Avoid touching it or getting it in your eyes, it can cause injury to eyes and lungs if breathed in.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    In the middle of the North Pole, anything hot gives the feeling like touching the hand of the God!

  3. Arianna Morales:

    Arianna, we know that she was a miracle to begin with and that she had a purpose, to know that her purpose was not just touching the lives that we can see here, but now she is going to allow other people to live and maybe their future generations to come. ... It is just nice to know that Arianna is still making a difference in the world.

  4. Daniel Mendoza:

    I wasn’t going to come, but at the last minute this morning I was like, you know what, I’m sure they’d appreciate if I went, it was touching. It kind of grounded me there.

  5. Randi Zuckerberg:

    He started talking to me about touching himself, kept asking me if I fantasized about the female business colleague I was traveling with, rated and commented on the women’s bodies boarding the aircraft as they walked by us, and many more equally horrifying and offensive comments.

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