touchy-feely


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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 that 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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What a joy to hold," Lenzi said, "This touchy-feely approach to technology is a welcome departure from the intimidating, hard-edged, technolook' of most electronic products.
4, Good Will Hunting (1997): Math prodigy (Matt Damon) from rough-and-humble Southie cleans toilets at MIT, works through demons with a touchy-feely shrink (Robin Williams), romances out-of-his-league Brit, and gets wicked drunk with the brothers Affleck.
TOUCHY-FEELY One resort worker said: "She was making giggly jokes, very touchy-feely, complimenting some of us guys.
They were being very touchy-feely and having a right laugh.
All of this confident individual and successful learner stuff is a bit touchy-feely for me.
It was the scene of their touchy-feely night on Friday after she returned from the latest leg of Girls Aloud's Tangled Up tour.
Hide-and-Seek Dragons is an Usborne Touchy-Feely picturebook featuring stiff pages like a board book, flaps that young people can lift and search under, and perhaps most amazingly, a wide variety of different surfaces to touch, from fur to reflective fabric to scaly dragon bellies and much more.
I could once have just stood up and been a touchy-feely politician people kind of liked and who looked a bit different," said Mr Blair.
Yes, it might all seem a little new-agey and touchy-feely.
I think political engagement is meaningless without some other relationship to, let's say, internal values, while the other can be too New Age-y and touchy-feely and doesn't have the sense of urgency of what's transpiring around us.
AFTER the greed and self-indulgence of the 80s, the 90s are often considered a gentler, more touchy-feely time.
For our homes are going all touchy-feely - and that particularly means the walls.
They have allowed themselves to be swallowed up in a touchy-feely humanism that strikes at the very basic beliefs of Catholicism.
At an international conference today, Midlands-based communications expert Allan Pease will announce that the time has come for men to develop a more touchy-feely attitude at work.
The Dark Horse singer was spotted getting touchy-feely with her long-time chum and producing partner at the Jeremy Scott and Adidas party in Palm Springs on Saturday.