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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 for "touching":

    touch, moving, affecting, affects

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How to use touching in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Barack Obama:

    Today, thanks to a growing economy, the recovery is touching more and more lives.

  3. Douglas Reese:

    I was very honored by that and it was touching. And most of the time on that trip, I was right behind the hearse. So, I'm looking through the windshield, staring at the back of the hearse, looking at the flag, covering up the casket.

  4. Katerina Stefanidi:

    The IOC put us in a difficult position. How can we train in these conditions and these health risks, the stadiums have been closed for a week. Tomorrow we may get a special permit to get in and train. But how can you train there, touching the same equipment and surfaces. And what about team sports, or gymnastics, or swimming.

  5. Joaquin Guzman:

    There is a security guard that handles me instead of only touching me.

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