What does the word affecting mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Affectingly.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Moving; pathetic.

Usage examples for affecting

  1. This affecting farce was soon followed by another. – The Revolt of The Netherlands, Complete by Frederich Schiller
  2. It cannot be anything, or if it is it must be the sun which is affecting my head and blinding my eyes. – Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas
  3. On the other hand, it seems difficult to believe, once the Straits of Gibraltar were open and the waters of the Atlantic able to enter the Mediterranean, that the sunken parts between Sicily, Italy, and Tunis could have been raised without affecting the entire area of that sea. – The History of the European Fauna by R. F. Scharff