from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Eliciting or capable of eliciting sympathy or tenderness. synonym: moving.
  • preposition Concerning; about.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of one who touches, in any sense.
  • Affecting; moving; pathetic.
  • Concerning; relating to; with respect to: often preceded by as.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The sense or act of feeling; touch.
  • preposition Concerning; with respect to.
  • adjective Affecting; moving; pathetic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of touch.
  • adjective Provoking sadness and pity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective arousing affect
  • noun the event of something coming in contact with the body
  • noun the act of putting two things together with no space between them


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