American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Inspiring or capable of inspiring strong emotion; moving. See Synonyms at moving.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Loving; affectionate.
- Using affectation; affected.
- Having power to excite or move the feelings; tending to move the affections; pathetic: as, an affecting spectacle; an affecting speech.
- Synonyms Moving, touching, impressive, stirring.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Moving the emotions; fitted to excite the emotions; pathetic; touching.
- adj. obsolete Affected; given to false show.
- adj. arousing affect
- From affect1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The only people I see this affecting is the illegals.”
“Along the way, she touches on class distinctions, lesbianism, remaining true to yourself, costuming, politics, and the value of accidents in affecting the course of our lives.”
“Based on the current storm movement (southwest to northeast) and models forecasts, storms will probably begin affecting the far southwest and western suburbs as early as between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m., the immediate metro region between 1 and 5 a.m. (toward the end of the watch period) and far eastern suburbs (not included in the watch) between 3 and 7 a.m.”
“Yet equally affecting is a song like "The Great White Ocean," in which Mr. Hegarty sings accompanied by an acoustic guitar, or "Fl é tta," in which he and Bj ö rk riff over a piano.”
“What was the resisted novelty of yesterday is today. one of the accepted principles of conservatism; it is now conservative only in affecting to resist the next innovation, which will tomorrow be forced upon its timidity and will be succeeded by some third revolution; to be denounced and then adopted in its turn.”
“What other articles have you seen on the role played by regulation in affecting industry structure?”
“Our results highlight the role of institution design in affecting choices of women and men, and the resulting gender differences in representation in challenging tasks.”
“All you're affecting is which video clip plays at the end of the game.”
“She finds that it is by leaving more than most other writers to the imagination, that you succeed so eminently in affecting it.”
“What was the resisted novelty of yesterday is today one of the accepted principles of conservatism; it is now conservative only in affecting to resist the next innovation, which will tomorrow be forced upon its timidity and will be succeeded by some third revolution, to be denounced and then adopted in its turn.”
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