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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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When he cooled down he was a little short in his action, and he's very touchy this morning."
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Ask about her first bra and you might even turn this touchy subject into a bonding experience.
Okay, the next few questions are touchy. Get ready.
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.