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touchy

touch·y

touchy

 
pronunciation:
tuh chi
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: touchier, touchiest
definition 1: easily irritated or offended; sensitive.
synonyms:
huffy, irritable, sensitive, testy, thin-skinned, ticklish
antonyms:
thick-skinned
similar words:
cranky, high-strung, irascible, out of sorts, peevish, petulant, short-tempered, snappish, snappy, temperamental, waspish
definition 2: requiring care and skillful handling.
a touchy subject
synonyms:
delicate, sensitive, ticklish
similar words:
awkward, dicey, difficult, precarious, risky, sore, sticky, temperamental, touch-and-go
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derivations: touchily (adv.), touchiness (n.)
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