Definition of tree-hugging in English:



informal, mainly derogatory

See tree hugger

‘Anyone can find fault in the fictional tree-hugging, hemp-shirt wearing, fair-trade-latte - drinking, bongo-hitting hippie that you portray as a leftist, or tear apart the ridiculous arguments he seems to think come from the left.’
  • ‘When, as tree-hugging, deep-breathing, cardboard-recycling eco-liberals, we began to envision the type of home we'd build, our first instinct was to not cut down a single tree.’
  • ‘And what happens is that it either degenerates into some form of self-indulgent ego-tripping or it loses itself in tree-hugging or some such specious nonsense.’
  • ‘Sure, many years later I would realize that the song was nothing but a paean to tree-hugging; a musical, Orwellian trip into a vast dystopian future.’
  • ‘I'm no tree-hugging activist but I do have an appreciation for wild animals and I believe you should respect them.’