touchy-feely

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touchy-feely

  (informal)
expressing a lot of emotion easily, often by touching people with your hands, in a way that some people think is embarrassing He's one of those touchy-feely people who are always putting their arms round you. They run a support group for people who've recently been divorced - it's very touchy-feely.

touchy-feely

mod. very sensitive and empathetic; pretentiously compassionate. Marge is so touchy-feely. She worries that anything she says may possibly offend someone.
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I never tell no lies, Miss Feely," said Topsy, with virtuous gravity; "it's jist the truth I've been a tellin now, and an't nothin else.
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At this moment the general, breathing feely and full of joy, heard a voice behind him, saying, "Monsieur, if you please, from M.
Athy v Sarsfields Today, Newbridge Kick-off 4pm BY PAUL KEANE KEVIN FEELY is no strange to trials and will undergo potentially the biggest one of his career today.
But the Robins striker - on loan from Bristol City - did put the visitors in front on 13 minutes after a comical mix-up between Newport defender Kevin Feely and keeper Joe Day, with Burns taking full advantage as he coolly rounded Day and slotted the ball into an empty net.
Caretaker Jimmy Dack was in charge for the visit to London but a fourth successive loss - and a Kevin Feely red card - was all the Exiles gained from a 300-mile round trip.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Australian Ambassador to Tehran Paul Feely underscored Iran's vital role in settling regional crises and establishing peace and tranquility in the region, and called for more cooperation among the regional states in all fields, specially in security affairs.
Jurors took less than two hours to reach a unanimous not guilty verdict on the single charge of causing grievous bodily harm which was being faced by Paul Feely.
And Callaghan strongly believes Feely will be another successful export, following the path trodden by Kevin Doyle, Shane Long and James McClean.
Geoffrey Younger, whose great-grandmother Catherine Feely was an elephant keeper with the Bostock and Wombwell menagerie, said: "The fact that all these amazing animals set foot in the streets of Newcastle and the surrounding area must have caused quite a stir.
In this introductory text for students and practitioners familiar with other types of acupuncture or traditional Chinese medicine, Feely, (osteopathic manipulative medicine, Midwestern U.
ROYAL Bank of Scotland commercial relationship manager for North Wales Trish Feely left the world of finance behind for a day behind the counter.
FEELY, Eliza Peka-Boo The Smallest Bird in all the Worm Allen & Unwin, 2008 unpaged $24.
Her husband chose not to give a eulogy, but paid thanks to the tributes from her mother and father, Des and Maureen Feely and her commanding officers.