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soulful

The adjective soulful is used to describe things that express strong emotion, especially a kind of sadness or tenderness. You might enjoy soulful poetry — or you might just find it corny.

If you meet a sad-looking dog with big, soulful eyes at your local animal shelter, you'll have a hard time not taking him home with you. Those soulful eyes might seem to be saying, "You are the companion I've been waiting for all my life." (Although they might actually be saying, "Mmm, you smell like bacon.") This adjective is also good for describing music that moves you deeply.

Definitions of soulful
  1. adjective
    full of or expressing deep emotion
    soulful eyes”
    soulful music”
    Synonyms:
    emotional
    of more than usual emotion
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