Affecting
Affecting Af*fect"ing, a. 1. Moving the emotions; fitted to excite the emotions; pathetic; touching; as, an affecting address; an affecting sight. [1913 Webster]

The most affecting music is generally the most simple. [1913 Webster]

2. Affected; given to false show. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

A drawling; affecting rouge. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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  • affecting — I adjective affected, agitating, altering, changing, emended, exciting, inviting, modifying, moving, potent, provocative, provoking, stirring, touching, transforming II index moving (evoking emotion), potent, sapid …   Law dictionary

  • affecting — adj touching, *moving, pathetic, poignant, impressive Analogous words: stirring, rousing, rallying (see STIR vb): distressing, troubling (see TROUBLE vb): *pitiful, piteous, pitiable …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • affecting — [ə fekt′iŋ] adj. emotionally touching; evoking pity, sympathy, etc. SYN. MOVING …   English World dictionary

  • Affecting — Affect Af*fect , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Affected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Affecting}.] [L. affectus, p. p. of afficere to affect by active agency; ad + facere to make: cf. F. affectere, L. affectare, freq. of afficere. See {Fact}.] 1. To act upon; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • affecting — [[t]əfe̱ktɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED (approval) If you describe something such as a story or a piece of music as affecting, you think it is good because it makes you feel a strong emotion, especially sadness or pity. [LITERARY] One of the most affecting… …   English dictionary

  • affecting — af|fect|ing [əˈfektıŋ] adj formal producing strong emotions of sadness, pity etc = ↑upsetting ▪ a deeply affecting story …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • affecting — af|fect|ing [ ə fektıŋ ] adjective FORMAL making you feel a strong emotion such as sadness, sympathy, etc.: an affecting drama …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • affecting — adjective formal producing strong emotions of sadness, pity etc: a deeply affecting story …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • affecting — adjective an affecting piece of music Syn: touching, moving, emotive, emotional; stirring, soul stirring, heartwarming; poignant, pathetic, pitiful, piteous, tear jerking, heart rending, gut wrenching, heartbreaking, disturbing, distressing,… …   Thesaurus of popular words

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