adjective \ˈtə-chē\

: 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

:  marked by readiness to take offense on slight provocation <he's a little touchy about his past>
a of a body part :  acutely sensitive or irritable
b of a chemical :  highly explosive or inflammable
:  calling for tact, care, or caution in treatment <a touchy subject>
touch·i·ly \ˈtə-chə-lē\ adverb
touch·i·ness \ˈtə-chē-nəs\ noun

Examples of TOUCHY

  1. Don't be so touchy. I was just kidding.
  2. <watch what you say around him, as he's very touchy about every little thing>

First Known Use of TOUCHY


Rhymes with TOUCHY


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