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touchy-feely

Syllabification: touch·y-feel·y
Pronunciation: /ˌtəCHēˈfēlē
 
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Definition of touchy-feely in English:

adjective

informal , often derogatory
1Openly expressing affection or other emotions, especially through physical contact: touchy-feely guys calling home to talk baby talk to their kids
More example sentences
  • I'm busting myself going on every audition that I'm remotely right for, and you dump a perfectly good job because some old guy gets a little touchy-feely.
  • I guess I'm a lot more of a touchy-feely guy than I thought I was.
  • The more than 100,000 employees he downsized can testify that he is not a touchy-feely kind of guy.
Synonyms
demonstrative, affectionate, tender
informal huggy, huggy-kissy
1.1Characteristic of or relating to touchy-feely behavior: such touchy-feely topics as employees' personal values
More example sentences
  • Once viewed as a touchy-feely topic relegated to the human resources department, leadership development is now seen as a business tool that gives companies a competitive advantage.
  • The thing is, me being involved with interviews and such, helps dilutes the Left's touchy-feely maternal embrace angle.
  • Well, of course, this is compassion night, touchy-feely night at the Republican National Convention.

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