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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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informal sometimes derogatory openly displaying one's emotions and affections
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touch•y-feel•y(ˈtʌtʃ iˈfi li)
Informal. emphasizing or marked by emotional openness and enthusiastic physicality.
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|Adj.||1.||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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