Definition of affecting


  • arousing affect; "the homecoming of the released hostages was an affecting scene", "poignant grief cannot endure forever", "his gratitude was simple and touching". Synonyms: poignant, touching.


  • have an effect upon; "Will the new rules affect me?". Synonyms: affect, bear on, bear upon, impact, touch, touch on.
  • act physically on; have an effect upon; "the medicine affects my heart rate". Synonyms: affect.
  • connect closely and often incriminatingly; "This new ruling affects your business". Synonyms: affect, involve, regard.
  • make believe with the intent to deceive; "He feigned that he was ill", "He shammed a headache". Synonyms: affect, dissemble, feign, pretend, sham.
  • have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature", "This behavior struck me as odd". Synonyms: affect, impress, move, strike.

Related words

alienate, arouse, attack, awaken, bother, brace, bull, bullshit, calm, cloud, color, colour, cramp, discommode, disoblige, distort, disturb, endanger, energise, energize, engrave, excite, expose, fake, hit, hydrolise, hydrolize, implicate, impress, incommode, inconvenience, inebriate, infect, influence, ingrain, instill, intoxicate, jar, jaundice, mouth, move, peril, pierce, process, queer, redound, register, relax, repercuss, sadden, scupper, sedate, smite, soak, stimulate, stir, strain, strike, subject, surprise, tense, tinge, touch, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize, treat, trouble, ulcerate, unlax, unstrain, unwind, upset, work, zap.

Rhymes with affecting

collecting, detecting, directing, directing, directing, directing, erecting, intersecting, projecting, protecting, reflecting, unsuspecting.

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End with affecting

disaffecting, unaffecting.

More information about affecting

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Scrabble and Words With Friends points

  • affecting is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 18 points
  • affecting is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 18 points
  • affecting is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 21 points
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