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commonness

Synonyms:

acceptance, averageness, bawdiness, bawdry, chasteness, circulation, cliche, commonality, commonalty, commonplace.
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Correct spelling:
affecting
Definition:
Moving; pathetic.

Synonyms:

adjective
all
affecting, poignant, touching.
disappointing
heartbreaking.
dramatic
expressive, farcical, sensational, suspenseful, tragicomic, Histrionical, Theatric.
emotional
excitable, heartwarming, hot-blooded, hysterical, temperamental, over-wrought.
heartbreaking
heart-rending.
influential
hotdog, namer, big gun, big-gun, big-wheel, hot-dog.
interesting
magnetic, readable.
moving
poignant, stirring, touching, arousing affect, pathetic, pitiful, study atmoving.
pitiful
tearful, pitiable, scurvy.
ruthful
ruthful.
touching
tender.
noun
affecting
moving, poignant, touching.
verb
influencing
commanding, controlling, leading, mastering, motivating, swaying, Authorizing, Biasing, Empowering, Influencing, Predominating, Prejudicing, powering, pressuring.
pretending
covering, falsifying, forging, posing, pretending, showing, staging, Bluffing, Claiming, Deceiving, Defrauding, Disguising, Imitating, Impersonating, Masquerading, Counterfeiting, faking.
Examples of usage:
  1. He waited at the corner of the block for Mavering to come up, affecting an interest in the neck- wear of a furnisher's window. – April Hopes by William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009
  2. Badenoch and Lorn, affecting to deride this menace, replied, they would not for an empire do the usurper the homage of a moment's voluntary attention; but if any of their followers chose to view the mockery, they were at liberty. – The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter
  3. " Circumstances of an unpleasant nature, on which I presume it is unnecessary to dwell, compel me to offer you this handkerchief, back again, gentlemen," he said, raising his hand to his eyes in a very affecting manner. – Autobiography of a Pocket-Hankerchief by James Fenimore Cooper
  4. You shall dress in the costume of a knight of the order; you shall extend both hands over your son- in- law's head- one more than he meant to have held over you- it will be very affecting. – The Regent's Daughter by Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
  5. Pouring the preparations over the plates where the traces of the pictures are, it will eat into the metal plate without affecting the wax. – One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed by C. A. Bogardus

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