Definition of affecting in English:


Line breaks: af¦fect|ing
Pronunciation: /əˈfɛktɪŋ


  • Touching the emotions; moving: a highly affecting account of her experiences in prison
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    • Venus Williams's straight-set victory over sister Serena in the Wimbledon women's semi-finals was the most affecting sports contest in recent memory.
    • Like her male counterpart, she always seems to have an affecting awareness of her sidekick status.
    • Still, you'd be hard-pressed to find a fresher, more affecting show in the city this summer.



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  • It was affectingly acted, beautifully designed, and, for lack of a better word, crunchy.
  • It's a quiet story, affectingly intimate, dealing as it does with family, pride, roots and humility.
  • They now have a most unusual friendship and she speaks affectingly of his story as a peculiarly American tragedy.

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