Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Characterized by or designed to encourage a feeling of often superficial happiness or satisfaction.

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  • adjective creating a feeling of well-being, especially in financial or material contexts

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Examples

  • It's worth remembering that the term 'feel-good' grew out of the drug culture.

    'Buck': Champion Tale of a Horse Guru

  • It's worth remembering that the term 'feel-good' grew out of the drug culture.

    'Buck': Champion Tale of a Horse Guru

  • "These marriages, in whichever state, are what I call feel-good marriages," Mr. Kramer said.

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  • “You’re right,” she said, regretting having lobbied so hard for what was described as the feel-good chick flick of the year.

    The Owl and Moon Cafe

  • “You’re right,” she said, regretting having lobbied so hard for what was described as the feel-good chick flick of the year.

    The Owl and Moon Cafe

  • Plus, the nucleus accumbens - the brain's well-known pleasure center - modulates levels of dopamine, the so-called feel-good hormone.

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  • Their preferences ultimately shaped the place of worship that Warren built, and the result of that consumer-driven approach to creating Saddleback is a deliberately contemporary, highly professionalized operation with a carefully orchestrated feel-good atmosphere.

    American Grace

  • Of course, daylight savings time will never go away, because modern environmentalism has become more a matter of making empty feel-good gestures than performing rational acts that actually improve something.

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » It Seems I Was Right About Daylight Savings Time

  • The story abandons us in a state of feel-good pseudo-security, not bothering to report the technical concerns of environmentalists, e.g.

    Robert Koehler: The End Times

  • The story abandons us in a state of feel-good pseudo-security, not bothering to report the technical concerns of environmentalists, e.g.

    Robert Koehler: The End Times

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