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Meaning of AFFECTING

Pronunciation:  u'fekting

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  arousing affect; "the homecoming of the released hostages was an affecting scene"; "poignant grief cannot endure forever"; "his gratitude was simple and touching"

AFFECTING is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: moving, poignant, touching



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Af*fect"ing\, a.
1. Moving the emotions; fitted to excite the emotions;
   pathetic; touching; as, an affecting address; an affecting

         The most affecting music is generally the most
         simple.                               --Mitford.

2. Affected; given to false show. [Obs.]

         A drawling; affecting rouge.          --Shak.

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