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touching

touch·ing

touching

pronunciation:
tuh chIng
parts of speech:
adjective, preposition
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: bringing forth a kind or sympathetic response; moving.
a touching appeal
synonyms:
affecting, moving, poignant
similar words:
emotional, pathetic, pitiful, plaintive, powerful, sentimental, stirring, tearful
definition 2: in contact.
any touching surfaces
synonyms:
adjoining, contiguous, tangent
similar words:
abutting, conterminous, coterminous
 
part of speech: preposition
definition: with reference to; concerning.
questions touching his financial situation
synonyms:
about, concerning, regarding
similar words:
anent, as regards, in re
derivation: touchingly (adv.)