Simple Definition of touchy
: easily hurt or upset by the things that people think or say about you
: likely to cause people to become upset
Full Definition of touchy
1 : marked by readiness to take offense on slight provocation <he's a little touchy about his past>
2a of a body part : acutely sensitive or irritableb of a chemical : highly explosive or inflammable
3 : calling for tact, care, or caution in treatment <a touchy subject>
Examples of touchy
Don't be so touchy. I was just kidding.
<watch what you say around him, as he's very touchy about every little thing>
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