adj. Informal1. Marked by or emphasizing physical closeness
and emotional openness: became uncomfortable when the group therapy session got too touchy-feely.
2. 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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Definition of TOUCHY-FEELY
: characterized by or encouraging interpersonal touching
especially in the free expression of emotions ; also : openly or excessively emotional and personal http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tou...
kind and loving, especially by touching and holding people more than is usual
, often in a way that makes other people uncomfortable.
a touchy-feely approach
She's one of those touchy-feely people, always putting her hand on your arm while she's talking to you.http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/br...