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English definition of “touchy-feely”

touchy-feely

adjective     /ˌtʌtʃ.iˈfiː.li/ informal
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.Showing affectionTouching and feeling
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