affecting


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af·fect·ing

 (ə-fĕk′tĭng)
adj.
Inspiring or capable of inspiring strong emotion; moving. See Synonyms at moving.

[From affect.]

af·fect′ing·ly adv.

affecting

(əˈfɛktɪŋ)
adj
evoking feelings of pity, sympathy, or pathos; moving
afˈfectingly adv

af•fect•ing

(əˈfɛk tɪŋ)

adj.
moving or stirring the feelings or emotions.
[1555–65]
af•fect′ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.affecting - arousing affectaffecting - arousing affect; "the homecoming of the released hostages was an affecting scene"; "poignant grief cannot endure forever"; "his gratitude was simple and touching"
moving - arousing or capable of arousing deep emotion; "she laid her case of destitution before him in a very moving letter"- N. Hawthorne

affecting

adjective emotionally moving, touching, sad, pathetic, poignant, saddening, pitiful, pitiable, piteous one of the most affecting pieces of the film

affecting

adjective
Exciting a deep, usually somber response:
Translations

affecting

[əˈfektɪŋ] ADJconmovedor, enternecedor

affecting

[əˈfɛktɪŋ] adj (= moving, touching) [drama, story, piece of music] → touchant(e), émouvant(e)

affecting

adjrührend

affecting

[əˈfɛktɪŋ] adj (liter) (scene, story) → toccante
References in classic literature ?
She was affecting to write busily one Saturday afternoon, when she and Beth were alone together.
Your indifference to education is affecting your characters.
The officer proceeded, without affecting to hear the words which escaped the sentinel in his surprise; nor did he again pause until he had reached the low strand, and in a somewhat dangerous vicinity to the western water bastion of the fort.
It contained a contribution to their board in the shape of a silver spoon and battered silver mug, which Jessie chose to facetiously consider as an affecting reminiscence of the youthful Kearney's christening days--which it probably was.
By the best authorities, he has always been considered a most trustworthy and unexaggerating historian, except in some one or two particulars, not at all affecting the matter presently to be mentioned.
Now, however, since they had come to the new country, all this was changing; it seemed as if there must be some subtle poison in the air that one breathed here--it was affecting all the young men at once.
It was of full weight, as Legree well perceived; but, affecting anger, he said,
The result was unexpected: the instrument was not affecting at all, but there was such a strong barometer taste to the soup that the head cook, who was a most conscientious person, changed its name in the bill of fare.
This Narrative contains many affecting incidents, many passages of great eloquence and power; but I think the most thrilling one of them all is the de- scription DOUGLASS gives of his feelings, as he stood soliloquizing respecting his fate, and the chances of his one day being a freeman, on the banks of the Chesapeake Bay--viewing the receding vessels as they flew with their white wings before the breeze, and apostrophizing them as animated by the living spirit of freedom.
The quiet, heartfelt satisfaction of the old lady, and the rapturous delight of her daughterwho proved even too joyous to talk as usual, had been a gratifying, yet almost an affecting, scene.
She was not in a humour, however, to regard it as an affront, and affecting to take no notice of what passed, by instantly talking of something else, she internally resolved henceforward to catch every opportunity of eyeing the hair and of satisfying herself, beyond all doubt, that it was exactly the shade of her own.
Night-walking amuses him, then,' I remarked, affecting a careless manner: in reality as surprised as she was, and anxious to ascertain the truth of her statement; for to see the master looking glad would not be an every-day spectacle.