Touchy-feely Definition

Marked by or emphasizing physical closeness and emotional openness.
Became uncomfortable when the group therapy session got too touchy-feely.
American Heritage
Of or characterized by the overt display of affection, compassion, and other tender feelings, as through hugging, crying, etc.
A touchy-feely support group.
Webster's New World
Based on sentiment or intuition, especially to the exclusion of critical judgment.
American Heritage

(informal) Having a fondness for physical contact with other people, especially to an excessive degree.

My last boyfriend was a lovely guy, but I dumped him because he was too touchy-feely with me in public.

(idiomatic, usually derogatory) Driven by intuition or emotion, with a connotation of de-emphasis of rational thought or logic.

He preferred the clarity of science and left the touchy-feely stuff to others.

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