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 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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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.
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For our homes are going all touchy-feely - and that particularly means the walls.
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.
Pic is distinguished by its skeptical take on offhand medicos and the articulate Howard's vivid descriptions of his final moments, a spiritual journey more affecting than those in "What Dreams May Come" and other touchy-feely pics.
He has a lot of female friends and he very touchy-feely but that doesn't necessarily mean he wants to jump into bed with them," she said.
It wasn't the notion that the monolithic US crime-fighting organisation would use touchy-feely "fringe" science to bust major crimes that stuck in my craw.
Dressed in a thigh-skimming denim mini-skirt, matching skimpy jacket and cowboy boots, she got touchy-feely with the lad off-set in Leeds.
When they offend grotesque aliens whose rituals involve awfully touchy-feely behavior, the aliens leave a beast on the ship, telling it, ``Kill them all
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Even the stage set has been designed to reflect the touchy-feely Tories.
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.
A source on the BBC show said: "Tara is very touchy-feely with Colin and is always giggling and cosying up to him.
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