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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).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (often derogatory) openly expressing love and affection (especially through physical contact)

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