Synonyms for moving

Synonyms for (adjective) moving

Synonyms: moving

Definition: arousing or capable of arousing deep emotion

Usage: she laid her case of destitution before him in a very moving letter- N. Hawthorne

Similar words: affecting, touching, poignant

Definition: arousing affect

Usage: the homecoming of the released hostages was an affecting scene; poignant grief cannot endure forever; his gratitude was simple and touching


Similar words: haunting

Definition: having a deeply disquieting or disturbing effect

Usage: from two handsome and talented young men to two haunting horrors of disintegration-Charles Lee


Similar words: heartwarming

Definition: causing gladness and pleasure

Usage: Is there a sight more heartwarming than a family reunion?


Similar words: stirring, soul-stirring

Definition: exciting strong but not unpleasant emotions

Usage: a stirring speech


Synonyms: moving

Definition: in motion

Usage: a constantly moving crowd; the moving parts of the machine

Similar words: afoot

Definition: traveling by foot

Usage: she was afoot when I saw her this morning


Similar words: ahorse, ahorseback

Definition: traveling on horseback

Usage: a file of men ahorseback passed by


Similar words: oncoming

Definition: moving toward one


Similar words: automotive, self-propelled, self-propelling

Definition: containing within itself the means of propulsion or movement

Usage: a self-propelled vehicle


Similar words: awheel

Definition: traveling by wheeled vehicle such as bicycle or automobile e.g.

Usage: the public was awheel


Similar words: blown

Definition: being moved or acted upon by moving air or vapor

Usage: blown clouds of dust choked the riders; blown soil mounded on the window sill


Similar words: fast-flying, flying

Definition: moving swiftly

Usage: fast-flying planes; played the difficult passage with flying fingers


Similar words: flaring, aflare

Definition: streaming or flapping or spreading wide as if in a current of air

Usage: ran quickly, her flaring coat behind her; flags aflare in the breeze


Similar words: kinetic

Definition: characterized by motion

Usage: modern dance has been called kinetic pantomime


Similar words: mobile

Definition: having transportation available


Similar words: restless

Definition: ceaselessly in motion

Usage: the restless sea; the restless wind


Similar words: wiggly, wriggling, wriggly, writhing

Definition: moving in a twisting or snake-like or wormlike fashion

Usage: wiggly worms


Similar words: vibratory

Definition: moving very rapidly to and fro or up and down

Usage: the vibrating piano strings


Synonyms: moving

Definition: used of a series of photographs presented so as to create the illusion of motion

Usage: Her ambition was to be in moving pictures or `the movies'

Similar words: animated

Definition: made to appear to move as living creatures do

Usage: an animated cartoon; animated puppets