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touchy-feeliness

Definitions

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  • n. The state or condition of being touchy-feely.

Etymologies

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touchy-feely +‎ -ness

Examples

  • Nothing about political suicide or touchy-feeliness anywhere on the new site, though a tweet says State Sen. Mark Scheffel is "on board."

    Jason Salzman: GOP Leader Decries "Touchy-Feely Mandates," Like Maternity Care

  • At Spirit Rock, we practiced Metta, a Pali word usually translated as "lovingkindness" but -- to steer clear of New Age/touchy-feeliness -- better thought of as simple kindness or friendliness.

    Michael Sigman: For You To Succeed, Must Someone Else Fail?

  • Yesterday was another example of that, too, the athleticism and ground fielding at times better than any England team in recent memory, each moment of individual excellence visibly appreciated by the rest with ostentatious displays of touchy-feeliness.

    England Dominate Australia on Day One

  • Any guy who's got both the touchy-feeliness of "The Shawshank Redemption" AND the utter blackness of "The Mist" in him is alright by us.

    BREAKING: Tom Hanks Drops Out Of ‘Fahrenheit 451’ » MTV Movies Blog

  • Brown's government is dominated by technocratic types with furrowed brows and by sensible centrists, such as his plain-jane home secretary, Jacqui Smith: No sign of touchy-feeliness there.

    Archive 2007-09-01

  • I see Trevor very much as the voice of reason in all this touchy-feeliness.

    en veille

  • Apple's touchy-feeliness always comes out of the products, rather than trying to inject it into the products.

    CNET News.com

  • And right before the music signals the beginning of the performance, and even though you suspect that if anything makes you uncomfortable it will be the potential touchy-feeliness of it, you think,

    Alibi Weblog

  • This kind of touchy-feeliness about economics will be familiar to anyone who has a memory of student Marxists.

    VDARE.com: Blog Articles

  • Despite the massive growth in recent years of touchy-feeliness and kisses on all cheeks for the slightest acquaintance - and notwithstanding the supposed shamelessness of actors - extreme bodily intimacy remains a delicate issue.

    Film | guardian.co.uk

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