Touching Touch"ing, prep. Concerning; with respect to. [1913 Webster]

Now, as touching things offered unto idols. --1 Cor. viii. 1. [1913 Webster]

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  • Touching — Touch ing (t[u^]ch [i^]ng), a. Affecting; moving; pathetic; as, a touching tale. {Touch ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Touching — Touch ing, n. The sense or act of feeling; touch. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • touching — index adjacent, close (near), contiguous, moving (evoking emotion), persuasive, profound (intense) …   Law dictionary

  • touching — (adj.) affecting the emotions, c.1600, prp. adjective from TOUCH (Cf. touch) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • touching — *affecting, *moving, impressive, poignant, pathetic Analogous words: *tender, responsive, sympathetic, compassionate: *pitiful, piteous, pitiable …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • touching — [adj1] affecting, moving emotionally compassionate, emotive, heartbreaking, heartrending, impressive, melting, mind blowing*, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, poignant, responsive, sad, stirring, stunning, sympathetic, tear jerking, tender,… …   New thesaurus

  • touching — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ arousing strong emotion; moving. ► PREPOSITION ▪ concerning. DERIVATIVES touchingly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • touching — [tuch′iŋ] adj. that touches the feelings; arousing tender emotion; affecting prep. concerning; with regard to SYN. MOVING touchingly adv …   English World dictionary

  • touching — adj. touching to + inf. (it was touching to watch) * * * [ tʌtʃɪŋ] touching to + inf. (it was touching to watch) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • touching — touch|ing1 [ˈtʌtʃıŋ] adj making you feel pity, sympathy, sadness etc ▪ a touching reunion of father and son >touchingly adv →↑touch1 (4) touching 2 touching2 prep formal concerning ▪ matters touching the conduct of diplomacy …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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