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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"This idea that schools should be touchy-feely and collegiate cannot possibly be good for their effectiveness.
Net-Age CEOs need not get all touchy-feely about the Net - their tech employees are doing that for them.
"The campus represents a new direction for Columbia" says Harris, "We don't just talk about things that are soft and touchy-feely, we talk about substance.
`In the supermarket of religions,' he writes, `people pick what they want from the shelves--some may collect a fundamentalism which gives a tight structure to their lives, others a "touchy-feely" self-development package, others a cult which "love-bombs" them into a greater sense of community than they have ever experienced before.' Yet these may not satisfy.
All "the Left" wants to do about crime, added Thomas, is "some touchy-feely stuff."
Meghan Markle is being compared to French First Lady Brigitte Macron because of their "touchy-feely" nature, says David Starkey.
One resort worker said: "She was making giggly jokes, very touchy-feely, complimenting some of us guys.
They were very touchy-feely." Chloe, daughter of TV presenters Richard and Judy, fell for Glenn when she slipped on an icy pavement and he caught her.
"They were being very touchy-feely and having a right laugh.
Yet Newcastle is home to the least touching people, with only 39% admitting to being touchy-feely, compared with the national average of 47%.
David Cameron might have some people fooled with his touchy-feely, new man act, but to me he and his costcutting government are every bit as bad as milk snatcher Thatcher at her worst.
An classic example of Usborne quality are the three titles that comprise their 'Touchy-Feely Flap Books' trilogy specifically designed for children ages 2 years and up.
Cohen also explores a diverse array of medical treatments, from drugs to surrogate parent contracts to "touchy-feely" emotional therapy methods that can offer surprisingly positive results.
He also said Mr Cameron's "touchy-feely" style was not enough to win.
NOTHING better shows the authoritarian reality behind the local council's outwardly "touchy-feely" style than its removal of a campaigner collecting signatures for a petition in favour of an elected mayor fo r Liverpool from the city's main shopping street.