huffy, thin-skinned, feisty, touchy(adj)
quick to take offense
delicate, ticklish, touchy(adj)
difficult to handle; requiring great tact
"delicate negotiations with the big powers";"hesitates to be explicit on so ticklish a matter"; "a touchy subject"
Extremely sensitive or volatile; easily disturbed to the point of becoming unstable; requiring caution or tactfulness.
It is an extremely touchy situation, with everybody's patience wearing thin.
Easily offended; oversensitive; ticklish.
He can be very touchy when you talk about his cat, so be as tactful as possible.
Origin: From touch + -y#Etymology 1
peevish; irritable; irascible; techy; apt to take fire
The numerical value of touchy in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of touchy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I'm not the most emotional, touchy-feely person, but it was hard not to tear up.
I'm so happy this is happening. I fully support you. i'm not the most emotional, touchy-feely person, but it was hard not to tear up.
For Xi, golf is just such a touchy topic back home, saddled with so much baggage -- the optics would be awful, with or without Trump.
There is a lot of social demographic factors that makes( women) disadvantaged and I think that’s why they’re returning to work less, it’s a touchy subject, because it’s so socially sensitive.
It is stunning how many times kids touch their faces and then touch other kids, this is a very touchy-feely demographic, and that's how we share germs. ... And the little ones don't have the same exposure to germs that we do, so until their immune systems get built up, they get sick.
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