Definition of Touchy-feely

1. Adjective. (often derogatory) openly expressing love and affection (especially through physical contact).

Language type: Depreciation, Derogation, Disparagement
Similar to: Loving



Definition of Touchy-feely

1. Adjective. (informal) Having a fondness for physical contact with other people, especially to an excessive degree. ¹

2. Adjective. (idiomatic derogatory) Driven by intuition or emotion, with a connotation of de-emphasis of rational thought or logic. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Touchy-feely

touchpoint
touchpoints
touchscreen
touchscreens
touchstone
touchstones
toucht
touchtone
touchtones
touchup
touchups
touchwood
touchwoods
touchy
touchy-feeliness
touchy-feely (current term)
tough
tough-head
tough-minded
tough-pitch
tough-skinned
tough call
tough case
tough cookie
tough cookies
tough crowd
tough guy
tough love
tough luck
tough nut to crack

Literary usage of Touchy-feely

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Taken for Grantedby Michael W. Paulson by Michael W. Paulson (2005)
"Tio is an old man, who tends to be a bit touchy-feely and I don't want you doing to ... As for your friend, his touchy-feely efforts had better fall within ..."

2. Developing a Law Enforcement Stress Program for Officers and Their Families by Peter Finn, Julie E. Tomz (1998)
"Officers may consider counseling services to be "touchy- feely" and not really useful for relieving stress. Older officers who have long worked under a ..."

3. Less + More: Droog Design in Context by Renny Ramakers (2002)
"Several of the materials developed for the Prada stores, such as 'silicone bubbles' and 'soft foam' are eminently touchy-feely. ..."

4. Eastern Standard Tribe by Cory Doctorow (2005)
""I give up. That was my fucking ex," she said. "That is how I will refer to him henceforth. 'My fucking ex.' My fucking, pain-in-the-ass, touchy-feely ex. ..."

5. The Charter Movement: Education Reform School by School edited by Jeannine L. English (1999)
"One director said that without committed parents who understand the "touchy-feely" nature of the curriculum and who are used to the demands made by parent ..."

Other Resources:

Search for Touchy-feely on Dictionary.com!Search for Touchy-feely on Thesaurus.com!Search for Touchy-feely on Google!Search for Touchy-feely on Wikipedia!

Search