touchy-feely

adjective
\ ˌtə-chē-ˈfē-lē How to pronounce touchy-feely (audio) \

Definition of touchy-feely

: characterized by or encouraging interpersonal touching especially in the free expression of emotions touchy-feely therapy also : openly or excessively emotional and personal gets all touchy-feely with his adoring fans

First Known Use of touchy-feely

1968, in the meaning defined above

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“Touchy-feely.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/touchy-feely. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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touchy-feely

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English Language Learners Definition of touchy-feely

informal + usually disapproving : very emotional and personal : tending to show emotions very openly

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