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touching

[tuhch-ing] /ˈtʌtʃ ɪŋ/
adjective
1.
affecting; moving; pathetic:
a touching scene of farewell.
2.
that touches.
preposition
3.
in reference or relation to; concerning; about:
He wrote touching future plans.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; touch + -ing2
Related forms
touchingly, adverb
touchingness, noun
untouching, adjective
Synonyms
1. stirring; poignant; piteous. 2. tangent.
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British Dictionary definitions for touchingness

touching

/ˈtʌtʃɪŋ/
adjective
1.
evoking or eliciting tender feelings: your sympathy is touching
preposition
2.
on the subject of; relating to
Derived Forms
touchingly, adverb
touchingness, noun
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Word Origin and History for touchingness

touching

adj.

"affecting the emotions," c.1600, present participle adjective from touch (v.).

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