Synonyms and Antonyms of touchy
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 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 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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