out of touch


: not communicating with each other
I don't know if he still lives there. We've been out of touch for some time.
: in a state of not knowing what is happening, how certain people feel, etc.
I've been away from the business for several years and feel quite out of touch.
usually + with
He is out of touch with the younger generation.

Examples of out of touch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even though inflation, job growth, and G.D.P. growth have all come in better than expected this year, Administration officials appear to be wary of bellowing the good news about the economy from the rooftops and getting accused of being out of touch. John Cassidy, The New Yorker, 17 June 2023 Climate change can cause devastating misalignments when animals that pollinate specific plants fall out of touch with seasonal cues. Ayla Gard, Scientific American, 13 June 2023 Some laughed at the Goop founder’s comment for being out of touch. Jonah Valdez, Los Angeles Times, 2 May 2023 Apologies for being harsh, but this group is, well, completely out of touch with the reality of the Rockets' situation. Michael Shapiro, Chron, 2 May 2023 Critics say that Macron is out of touch with the realities of French workers’ lives and that blue-collar workers will suffer most. Annabelle Timsit, Washington Post, 15 Mar. 2023 Hailing from an older generation—or just simply being out of touch—is no excuse, Tangen said. Jane Thier, Fortune, 13 June 2023 Journalist Tim Alberta spent months speaking with Licht for the Atlantic profile, which was published last Friday and painted Licht as an executive who is out of touch with his employees, many of whom reacted to the profile with disappointment. Kyler Alvord, Peoplemag, 7 June 2023 Taika Waititi-Ora gave a speech at a Hollywood Reporter event that critics said was out of touch at best. Vulture, 1 June 2023 See More

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“Out of touch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/out%20of%20touch. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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