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affecting

[ uh-fek-ting ]
/ əˈfɛk tɪŋ /
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adjective

moving or exciting the feelings or emotions.

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Origin of affecting

First recorded in 1555–65; affect1 + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM affecting

af·fect·ing·ly, adverbnon·af·fect·ing, adjectivenon·af·fect·ing·ly, adverbun·af·fect·ing, adjective
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How to use affecting in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for affecting

affecting
/ (əˈfɛktɪŋ) /

adjective

evoking feelings of pity, sympathy, or pathos; moving

Derived forms of affecting

affectingly, adverb
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