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Synonyms for touching
ˈtʌtʃ ɪŋtouch·ing

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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.

    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

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"

    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, touchingadjective

    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, touchingadjective

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. touchingadjective

    Synonyms:
    affecting, moving, melting, pathetic, tender

  2. touchingprep.

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. touchingadjective

    Synonyms:
    pathetic, affecting, moving, tender

  2. touchingprep

    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. 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.

  2. Julie Havers:

    It was a very touching tribute to Aubrey. I wanted to come to show my respects.

  3. 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.

  4. Charlotte Hornets:

    I felt good coming back, the energy was cool. There's going to be some stuff here and there but I’m still living. I’m straight. It was great coming back, touching the ball, it’s a blessing.

  5. Olivier Savignac:

    I perceived this priest as someone who was good, a caring person who would not harm me, but it was when I found myself on that bed half-naked and he was touching me that I realized something was wrong....And we keep this, it’s like a growing cyst. It’s like gangrene inside the victim’s body and the victim’s psyche.


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