feel-goodism

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

feel-good +‎ -ism

Noun[edit]

feel-goodism (uncountable)

  1. A feel-good attitude or approach.
    • 2005, Steve Abbott, Steve Abbott Greatest Hits (page 12)
      I despise the cheap feel-goodism of inspirational cliches, especially when tied to any sport (baseball, anyone?), and I was pleased to learn that fiction writer Earl Stanley Gardner had to take a roundabout way to discover his calling.
    • 2009, Dave Rahn, ‎Terry D. Linhart, Evangelism Remixed
      One thing is certain: This sort of programmatic “feel-goodism” falls short of the more radical biblical unity that is the subject of so much admonishment and instruction in letters to the early church.