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Synonyms for touching
ˈtʌtʃ ɪŋ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. touch, touching(noun)

    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"

    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

    Antonyms:
    unmoving

  2. touch, touching(adj)

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

    "at his touch the room filled with lights"

    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

    Antonyms:
    unmoving

  3. affecting, poignant, touching(adj)

    arousing affect

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

    Synonyms:
    affecting, poignant

    Antonyms:
    unmoving

Wiktionary

  1. touching(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    emotional, moving, sad

  2. touching(adjective)

    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.

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. touching

    Synonyms:
    affecting, tender, moving, pathetic

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. touching(a.)

    Synonyms:
    affecting, moving, melting, pathetic, tender

  2. touching(prep.)

    Synonyms:
    concerning, regarding, respecting, with regard to, with respect to, in relation to, relating to

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. touching(a)

    Synonyms:
    pathetic, affecting, moving, tender

  2. touching(prep)

    Synonyms:
    respecting, concerning, regarding

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    touch, moving, affecting, affects

How to pronounce touching?

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How to say touching in sign language?

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How to use touching in a sentence?

  1. John Murdy:

    It's very physical so in some ways it's like being an athlete because whatever they're going to do they're going to do every ten seconds, literally thousands and thousands if not millions of times so a lot of it has to do with being in control of their body and being able to be this close to people without actually touching them.

  2. Araya Lakew:

    We are only touching a tiny surface of the market, we try to optimise what we have as there are a lot of obstacles to growth.

  3. Sukhum Nuangjanpat:

    To me, the possibility of getting infected comes from touching the collars, clothes, crate or bags that owners used to carry their dogs, that's why I ask customers to take back all their dog's stuff and use only the things that are provided by the shop.

  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. President Trump:

    If I were elected, I would maybe touch it up a little bit, butthe White House is a special place. …You don’t want to do too much touching.


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