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touch·ing

 (tŭch′ĭng)
adj.
Eliciting or capable of eliciting sympathy or tenderness. See Synonyms at moving.
prep.
Concerning; about.

touch′ing·ly adv.
touch′ing·ness n.

touching

(ˈtʌtʃɪŋ)
adj
evoking or eliciting tender feelings: your sympathy is touching.
prep
on the subject of; relating to
ˈtouchingly adv
ˈtouchingness n

touch•ing

(ˈtʌtʃ ɪŋ)

adj.
1. affecting; moving; pathetic.
2. being in contact; tangent.
prep.
3. in reference or relation to; concerning; about.
[1250–1300]
touch′ing•ly, adv.
touch′ing•ness, n.

touching

  • adjoining - Implies meeting and touching at some point or line.
  • tact, taction - Tact first referred to the sense of touch, from Latin tactus, "touch, sense of touch"; taction is the action of touching.
  • contact - Its underlying notion is "touching," from Latin tangere, "touch."
  • attinge, attingent - To attinge is to touch or come into contact with; attingent is touching or being in contact.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.touching - the event of something coming in contact with the bodytouching - 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"
impinging, striking, contact - the physical coming together of two or more things; "contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull"
light touch, brush - momentary contact
stroke - a light touch
2.touching - the act of putting two things together with no space between themtouching - the act of putting two things together with no space between them; "at his touch the room filled with lights"
human action, human activity, act, deed - something that people do or cause to happen
physical contact, contact - the act of touching physically; "her fingers came in contact with the light switch"
dab, pat, tap - a light touch or stroke
hitting, striking, hit - the act of contacting one thing with another; "repeated hitting raised a large bruise"; "after three misses she finally got a hit"
jab, dig - the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow; "she gave me a sharp dig in the ribs"
kiss - a light glancing touch; "there was a brief kiss of their hands in passing"
buss, kiss, osculation - the act of caressing with the lips (or an instance thereof)
snap, grab, snatch, catch - the act of catching an object with the hands; "Mays made the catch with his back to the plate"; "he made a grab for the ball before it landed"; "Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away"; "the infielder's snap and throw was a single motion"
handling, manipulation - the action of touching with the hands (or the skillful use of the hands) or by the use of mechanical means
fingering - touching something with the fingers
grope - the act of groping; and instance of groping
palpation, tactual exploration - a method of examination in which the examiner feels the size or shape or firmness or location of something (of body parts when the examiner is a health professional)
tickling, tickle, titillation - the act of tickling
stroking, stroke - a light touch with the hands
tag - (sports) the act of touching a player in a game (which changes their status in the game)
lick, lap - touching with the tongue; "the dog's laps were warm and wet"
grazing, shaving, skimming - the act of brushing against while passing
Adj.1.touching - arousing affecttouching - 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

touching

adjective moving, affecting, sad, stirring, tender, melting, pathetic, poignant, heartbreaking, emotive, pitiful, pitiable, piteous the touching tale of a wife who stood by the husband she loved

touching

adjective
Exciting a deep, usually somber response:
Translations
dojemnýdojímavý
bevægenderørende
koskettava
dirljiv
megindítómegható
hjartnæmur
感動的な
감동적인
ganljiv
rörande
ที่สามารถกระตุ้นความรู้สึกอ่อนโยน
gây xúc động

touching

[ˈtʌtʃɪŋ]
A. ADJconmovedor, patético
B. PREPtocante a

touching

[ˈtʌtʃɪŋ] adjtouchant(e)

touching

prep (form)bezüglich (form)

touching

[ˈtʌtʃɪŋ] adjcommovente

touch

(tatʃ) verb
1. to be in, come into, or make, contact with something else. Their shoulders touched; He touched the water with his foot.
2. to feel (lightly) with the hand. He touched her cheek.
3. to affect the feelings of; to make (someone) feel pity, sympathy etc. I was touched by her generosity.
4. to be concerned with; to have anything to do with. I wouldn't touch a job like that.
noun
1. an act or sensation of touching. I felt a touch on my shoulder.
2. (often with the) one of the five senses, the sense by which we feel things. the sense of touch; The stone felt cold to the touch.
3. a mark or stroke etc to improve the appearance of something. The painting still needs a few finishing touches.
4. skill or style. He hasn't lost his touch as a writer.
5. (in football) the ground outside the edges of the pitch (which are marked out with ˈtouchlines). He kicked the ball into touch.
ˈtouching adjective
moving; causing emotion. a touching story.
ˈtouchingly adverb
in a moving way, so as to cause emotion. Her face was touchingly childlike.
ˈtouchy adjective
easily annoyed or offended. You're very touchy today; in rather a touchy mood.
ˈtouchily adverb
ˈtouchiness noun
ˈtouch screen noun
a computer screen that responds to the user's touch on its surface.
in touch (with)
in communication (with). I have kept in touch with my school-friends.
lose touch (with)
to stop communicating (with). I used to see him quite often but we have lost touch.
out of touch (with)
1. not in communication (with).
2. not sympathetic or understanding (towards). Older people sometimes seem out of touch with the modern world.
a touch
a small quantity or degree. The soup needs a touch of salt; a touch of imagination.
touch down
1. (of aircraft) to land. The plane should touch down at 2 o'clock.
2. in rugby and American football, to put the ball on the ground behind the opposite team's goal line (noun ˈtouch-down).
touch off
to make (something) explode. a spark touched off the gunpowder; His remark touched off an argument.
touch up
to improve eg paintwork, a photograph etc by small touches. The photograph had been touched up.
touch wood
(used as an interjection) to touch something made of wood superstitiously, in order to avoid bad luck. None of the children has ever had a serious illness, touch wood!

touching

مُؤَثِّر dojemný rørende rührend συγκινητικός enternecedor koskettava touchant dirljiv toccante 感動的な 감동적인 ontroerend rørende wzruszający comovente трогательный rörande ที่สามารถกระตุ้นความรู้สึกอ่อนโยน dokunaklı gây xúc động 动人的
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They all drew to the fire, Mother in the big chair with Beth at her feet, Meg and Amy perched on either arm of the chair, and Jo leaning on the back, where no one would see any sign of emotion if the letter should happen to be touching.
In a way the voice and the hands, the stroking of the shoulders and the touching of the hair were a part of the schoolmaster's effort to carry a dream into the young minds.
This they did, as is testified to by a long list of books and magazine articles since turned out by the scientist, dealing strictly with archaeo- logical subjects, touching on the ancient Mayan race and its civilization, with particular reference to their system of computing time.
She sat perfectly still before the piano, not touching the keys, while Robert carried her message to Edna at the window.
The open sympathy of the listeners stirred the spirit of the votary of music, whose voice regained its richness and volume, without losing that touching softness which proved its secret charm.
Nor could she help contrasting the conversation of the sharp-witted man at her side with what she still remembered of the vague, touching, boyish enthusiasm of the millionaires of Devil's Ford.