touchy

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adjective \ˈtə-chē\

Definition of touchy

touchier

touchiest

  1. 1 :  marked by readiness to take offense on slight provocation <he's a little touchy about his past>

  2. 2a of a body part :  acutely sensitive or irritableb of a chemical :  highly explosive or inflammable

  3. 3 :  calling for tact, care, or caution in treatment <a touchy subject>

touchily

play \ˈtə-chə-lē\ adverb

touchiness

play \ˈtə-chē-nəs\ noun

Examples of touchy in a sentence

  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>

1605

First Known Use of touchy

1605


TOUCHY Defined for English Language Learners

touchy

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adjective \ˈtə-chē\

Definition of touchy for English Language Learners

  • : easily hurt or upset by the things that people think or say about you

  • : likely to cause people to become upset


TOUCHY Defined for Kids

touchy

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adjective \ˈtə-chē\

Definition of touchy for Students

touchier

touchiest

  1. 1 :  easily hurt or insulted <She's touchy about her weight.>

  2. 2 :  calling for tact or careful handling <a touchy subject>



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