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touchy

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of touchy

  1. 1 easily offended <watch what you say around him, as he's very touchy about every little thing> Synonyms huffy, tetchy, thin-skinned, ticklish Related Words hypersensitive, oversensitive, sensitive, supersensitive, tender; choleric, crabby, cranky, cross, cross-grained, crotchety, grouchy, grumpy, irascible, irritable, peevish, perverse, pettish, petulant, prickly, quick-tempered, raspy, ratty, short-tempered, snappish, snappy, snarky, snippety, snippy, stroppy [British], stuffy, testy, waspish; bearish, bilious, cantankerous, curmudgeonly, disagreeable, dyspeptic, ill-humored, ill-natured, ill-tempered, ornery, querulous, surly Near Antonyms agreeable, amiable, good-natured, good-tempered, well-disposed; carefree, easygoing, happy-go-lucky, relaxed, unconcerned; forbearing, long-suffering, obliging, understanding Antonyms thick-skinned

  2. 2 requiring exceptional skill or caution in performance or handling <money is a touchy subject for many people and shouldn't be discussed casually> Synonyms catchy, delicate, difficult, dodgy [chiefly British], hairy, knotty, nasty, prickly, problematic (also problematical), sensitive, spiny, sticky, thorny, ticklish, tricky, tough, tricksyRelated Words abstract, abstruse, complex, complicated, hard, intricate, involved, recondite, serious; problem, scabrous, stubborn, troublesome, troublous, vexatious, vexing, worrisome; burdensome, demanding, discommoding, exacting, exhausting, importunate, inconvenient, onerous, oppressive, painful, stressfulNear Antonyms easy, effortless, manageable, painless, simple, straightforward, uncomplicated, undemanding, unproblematic

  3. 3 capable of catching or being set on fire <the experiment involves the use of some touchy chemicals, so caution is required> Synonyms burnable, combustive, fiery, flammable, ignitable (also ignitible), inflammable, combustibleRelated Words explosive, incendiaryNear Antonyms nonexplosiveAntonyms fireproof, incombustible, nonburnable, noncombustible, nonflammable, noninflammable, unburnable




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