touchy-feely


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touch·y-feel·y

 (tŭch′ē-fē′lē)
adj. Informal
1. Marked by or emphasizing physical closeness and emotional openness: became uncomfortable when the group therapy session got too touchy-feely.
2. Based on sentiment or intuition, especially to the exclusion of critical judgment: "a book that proves the existence of the Almighty ... without recourse to spiritual mumbo jumbo or any of that touchy-feely faith stuff" (Adam Begley).
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touchy-feely

(ˈtʌtʃɪˈfiːlɪ)
adj
informal sometimes derogatory openly displaying one's emotions and affections
ˈtouchy-ˈfeeliness n
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touch•y-feel•y

(ˈtʌtʃ iˈfi li)
adj.
Informal. emphasizing or marked by emotional openness and enthusiastic physicality.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.touchy-feely - (often derogatory) openly expressing love and affection (especially through physical contact)touchy-feely - (often derogatory) openly expressing love and affection (especially through physical contact)
depreciation - a communication that belittles somebody or something
loving - feeling or showing love and affection; "loving parents"; "loving glances"
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Translations

touchy-feely

[ˈtʌtʃɪfiːlɪ] ADJ [person] → sobón; [talk, session] → íntimo
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touchy-feely

adj (pej)sentimental; she is very touchy-feelysie hat gern viel Körperkontakt; a touchy-feely songeine zuckersüße Schnulze (inf)
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