- moving or exciting the feelings or emotions.
Origin of affecting
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touching, pathetic, piteous, stirring.
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Examples from the Web for unaffecting
There are as good earth and water in a thousand places, yet how unaffecting!Essays, First Series
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Otherwise it was all so cold, so drear, so dead, so unaffecting.The Woman Thou Gavest Me
How very few and unaffecting the essence are the miracles in Mahommedanism.The Hearts of Men
But I have never been strongly agitated in perusing it, and think it somewhat cold and unaffecting, etc.The Shakespearean Myth
Constance swoons in the arms of Raimond, and then ensues this piece of unaffecting bewilderment.
- evoking feelings of pity, sympathy, or pathos; moving
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