- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)II(Roget's IV) modif.1. [In motion]Syn. going, changing, progressing, advancing, shifting, evolving, withdrawing, rising, going down, descending, ascending, getting up, traveling, on the track, journeying, on the march, moving up, starting, proceeding, traversing, flying, climbing, up-tempo*, on the jump*, on the wing*, under sail*, going Great guns*.Ant. unchanging, unmoving, let be.2. [Arousing the emotions]Syn. touching, affecting, poignant, stirring, rousing, arousing, inspiring, heart-rending, pathetic, heartbreaking, pitiful, emotional, emotive, telling, eloquent, persuasive, effective, impressive, inspirational, impelling, motivating, soul-stirring, heart-swelling, thrilling; see also passionate 2 , pitiful 1 .III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.1. in motion going, coming, motioning, transporting, proceeding, advancing, ascending, descending, retracting, reversing.2. relocating transferring, vacating, pulling up roots, emigrating, migrating, flying the coop.3. effecting the emotions touching, stirring, rousing, stimulating, striking a nerve, plucking at the heartstrings, heart-wrenching, gut-wrenching.ANT.: 1. stationary. 2. settled, fixed. 3. blunt, soporific, unemotionalIV(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Capable of moving or being moved from place to place: mobile, movable, transportable, traveling. See MOVE. 2. Exciting a deep, usually somber response: affecting, impressive, poignant, stirring, touching. See TOUCH.
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