Touched vs Pristine - What's the difference?

touched | pristine |

As adjectives the difference between touched and pristine

is that touched is emotionally moved (by), made to feel emotion (by) while pristine is unspoiled; still with its original purity; uncorrupted or unsullied or pristine can be relating to sawfishes of the family pristidae.

As a verb touched

is (touch).

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(en adjective)
  • Emotionally moved (by), made to feel emotion (by).
  • * 1845 , , Book 4, Chapter 1,
  • "They say her Majesty is more touched about these affairs of the Chartists than anything else," said Mr Egerton.
  • * 1868 , , Part 2, Chapter 42: All Alone,
  • “If there is anything good or true in what I write, it isn’t mine. I owe it all to you and Mother and Beth,” said Jo, more touched by her father’s words than by any amount of praise from the world.
  • * 1883 , , Chapter XXI: A Tempest in a Cavern,
  • “And you came to save me, Mr. Oliver,” answered Miss Campbell, more touched by the courage of the young man than the dangers which could still happen.
  • Slightly mentally deficient; touched in the head.
  • * 1913 , , Part III, Chapter IV,
  • "Don't you see he is a lunatic, prince?" whispered Evgenie Pavlovitch in his ear. "Someone told me just now that he is a bit touched on the subject of lawyers, that he has a mania for making speeches and intends to pass the examinations. I am expecting a splendid burlesque now."
  • * 1922 , , Episode 8: The Lestrygonians,
  • All a bit touched . Mad Fanny and his other sister Mrs Dickinson driving about with scarlet harness.


    * (moved) affected, emotional, moved * (slightly mentally deficient) retarded (offensive ), touched in the head


  • (touch)
  • pristine


    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) pristin.


    (en adjective)
  • Unspoiled; still with its original purity; uncorrupted or unsullied
  • Primitive, pertaining to the earliest state of something
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl)


    (en adjective)
  • Relating to sawfishes of the family Pristidae.
  • * 2008, J.M. Whitty, N.M. Phillips, D.L. Morgan, J.A. Chaplin, D.C. Thorburn & S.C. Peverell, Habitat associations of Freshwater Sawfish (Pristis microdon)and Northern River Sharks (Glyphis sp. C): including genetic analysis of P. microdon across northern Australia []
  • This indicates that the present levels of genetic diversity in P. microdon are not unusually low, although the amount of diversity to be expected in pristine populations of coastal species of elasmobranch remains elusive because all populations investigated to date have suffered some degree of decline (e.g. Sandoval-Castillo et al. 2004, Keeney et al. 2005, Hoelzel et al. 2006, Stow et al. 2006, Lewallen et al. 2007).