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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"

    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, touching(adj)

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

    "at his touch the room filled with lights"

    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, 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"

    affecting, poignant



  1. touching(adjective)

    emotional, moving, sad

  2. touching(adjective)

    Provoking sadness and pity.

    a touching story

    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.

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. touching

    affecting, tender, moving, pathetic

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. touching(a.)

    affecting, moving, melting, pathetic, tender

  2. touching(prep.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. touching(a)

    pathetic, affecting, moving, tender

  2. touching(prep)

    respecting, concerning, regarding

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "touching":

    touch, moving, affecting, affects

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  1. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Lovely Kazakh woman So exquisitely poetic, prosaic every detail of the body. Compliments are like a shower of them more than stars in space. Supernatural beauty, divinely beautiful, I even cry with delight. My heart loves you so much that it can take me to the morgue. The very dream of you is immortal. You are oblivion of illusions. You are an epiphany from true love. Your touching image makes my heart so sentimental, so loving and devoted to your eyes. You are my altar of true beauty. Your perfection is dogma to me. Your body parts are like totemic totems for worship. My love for you is an unshakable faith, and this is my religion of love for you. You are my idol, ideal, idol, my goddess. The queen of my sperm. Nymph of erotic fantasies. Muse of endless prose. Grace in perfect guise. The highest good of fortune. The sky is a resident in my heart. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  2. Diana Nyad:

    There isnothing greater than touching the shore after crossing some great body of water knowing that I've done it with my own two arms and legs.

  3. Alan Kazdin:

    It could be time that we're sitting next to each other and actually touching.

  4. Max Botkin:

    I absolutely condemn any suggestion or act of non-consensual touching in any form, as well as disassociation as a coping mechanism for abuse of any kind, i understand and empathize with the parents' and groups' concerns regarding the message the movie may impart.

  5. Vice President Samuel Sam-Sumana:

    This virus has affected thousands of our people and has nearly brought our country to its knees, we all have a collective responsibility to break the chains of transmission by isolating the sick and reporting all known contacts, by not touching the dead ... We cannot be complacent. We must work together as a nation to end Ebola now.

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