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touchy-feely

1. Apt to express one's emotions. She's so touchy-feely that I'm not surprised she cried when she heard that you're pregnant.
2. Focused on emotion and intuition, rather than critical thinking or rational thought. I thrive on cold, hard facts—none of that touchy-feely stuff for me.

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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There will be precious few who can honestly claim that they have never been irritable or touchy.
Few of the stories in Touchy Subjects achieve the transcendence of the best pieces in Donoghue's last short story collection, The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits.
He played with African-American stereotypes with penetrating wit, tackling such touchy issues as street life, drug culture, and sex.
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Justice is a touchy topic because it begins with identifying and exposing injustice.
It was easy for me to just dip into that world and if it got uncomfortable or touchy, I could say, 'Oops, I'm white
Jerrom, an actor, writer, and director, narrates with authority, getting the women's voices right, as well as those of the old men and touchy younger ones.
This made for a touchy diplomatic situation, but both the U.
The agreement followed a touchy period in which the Chinese government rejected all American contracts due to the inadvertent bombing by U.
They settled the dispute by calling evangelist Billy Graham, who recommended that they steer clear of touchy theological questions in public.
A profound synthesis that doesn't dodge touchy issues but offers comfort and hope.
Touching is a form of friendship and bonding and the British are the least touchy in the world, while the Europeans, especially the French and Italians, are very tactile," he comments.
Economic crisis has made Asian-Pacific governments unusually touchy toward outside interference; it has also imbued them with a newfound sense of solidarity.
In their interpretations of recent Vatican efforts to limit non-ordained ministry, a number of priests have become quite touchy about just who can--priests only--and who cannot--specially eucharistic ministers--touch the consecrated Host.
It's hard for us to see a moral mission in such an improvident extravagance, but Stanford, though he was touchy about matters of status, or perhaps because he was touchy about them, was not a clear thinker where issues of class--and particularly excess--were concerned.