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touching

touch·ing

touching

 
pronunciation:
tuh chIng
parts of speech:
adjective, preposition
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: arousing feelings of sympathy or tenderness; moving.
The charity issued a touching appeal for donations this Christmas.I found it touching how he remembered me after all these years.The touching poem her daughter wrote for her brought joyful tears to her eyes.
synonyms:
affecting, moving, poignant
similar words:
emotional, pathetic, pitiful, plaintive, powerful, sentimental, stirring, tearful
definition 2: in contact.
touching surfaces
synonyms:
adjoining, contiguous, tangent
similar words:
abutting, conterminous, coterminous
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part of speech: preposition
definition: with reference to; concerning.
He was uneasy about questions touching his financial situation.
synonyms:
about, concerning, regarding
similar words:
anent, as regards, in re
derivation: touchingly (adv.)