from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Informal Marked by or emphasizing physical closeness and emotional openness: became uncomfortable when the group therapy session got too touchy-feely.
- adj. Informal Based on sentiment or intuition, especially to the exclusion of critical judgment: "a book that proves the existence of the Almighty ... without recourse to spiritual mumbo jumbo or any of that touchy-feely faith stuff” ( Adam Begley).
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- adj. Having a fondness for physical contact with other people, especially to an excessive degree.
- adj. Driven by intuition or emotion, with a connotation of de-emphasis of rational thought or logic.
- adj. Appealing to emotion, sympathy, or romance.
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- adj. (often derogatory) openly expressing love and affection (especially through physical contact)
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