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touchy-feely

adjective uk   /ˌtʌtʃ.iˈfiː.li/ informal us  
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.
Translations of “touchy-feely”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指透過過分接觸摟抱)露骨表達感情的…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指通过过分接触搂抱)露骨表达感情的…
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