touchingly


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.touchingly - in a poignant or touching mannertouchingly - in a poignant or touching manner; "she spoke poignantly"
Translations
بصورةٍ مُؤَثِّرَه
dojemně
á hjartnæman hátt
duygulandırıcı bir şekilde

touchingly

[ˈtʌtʃɪŋlɪ] ADVde modo conmovedor, patéticamente

touchingly

[ˈtʌtʃɪŋli] adv
touchingly naive → d'une naïveté touchante

touchingly

advrührend, bewegend; she is touchingly naivesie ist rührend naiv; touchingly, his daughter has supported him throughoutseine Tochter hat ihn in rührender Weise während der ganzen Zeit unterstützt

touchingly

[ˈtʌtʃɪŋlɪ] advin modo toccante, in modo commovente

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!
References in classic literature ?
The estates he had not before visited were each more picturesque than the other; the serfs everywhere seemed thriving and touchingly grateful for the benefits conferred on them.
The clergyman had spoken so touchingly, the children who were confirmed had been greatly moved; it was an eventful day for them; from children they become all at once grown-up-persons; it was as if their infant souls were now to fly all at once into persons with more understanding.
If I did"--Maud had touchingly worked it out--"where would be my honesty?"
"The servant of God, Konstantin, plights his troth to the servant of God, Ekaterina." And putting his big ring on Kitty's touchingly weak, pink little finger, the priest said the same thing.
Not so long as that other but more touchingly because I am no longer sixteen and this is a woman.
"But I will be true to him, mamma," she touchingly writes, "I will not leave him, I must not forget that he is my husband.
Indeed, dear Rodya, the letter was so nobly and touchingly written that I sobbed when I read it and to this day I cannot read it without tears.
He therefore appeared before Aunt Chloe with a touchingly subdued, resigned expression, like one who has suffered immeasurable hardships in behalf of a persecuted fellow-creature,--enlarged upon the fact that Missis had directed him to come to Aunt Chloe for whatever might be wanting to make up the balance in his solids and fluids,--and thus unequivocally acknowledged her right and supremacy in the cooking department, and all thereto pertaining.
Touchingly and awfully drawn together, he and the little mad woman were side by side and, as it were, alone.
The presence of the girl there on the pavement before me proved this up to the hilt--and, well, yes, touchingly enough.
At the first approach I made to the forbidden topic she put her hand on my lips with a look and gesture which touchingly, almost painfully, recalled to my memory the days of her girlhood and the happy bygone time when there were no secrets between us.
His calculations had been just, and he had wandered about the rotunda for only ten minutes, looking again at the paintings, commemorative of the national annals, which occupy its lower spaces, and at the simulated sculptures, so touchingly characteristic of early American taste, which adorn its upper reaches, when the charming women he had been counting on presented themselves in charge of a licensed guide.