Definitions for touchyˈtʌtʃ i

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. huffy, thin-skinned, feisty, touchy(adj)

    quick to take offense

  2. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. touchy(Adjective)

    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.

  2. touchy(Adjective)

    Easily offended; oversensitive; ticklish.

    He can be very touchy when you talk about his cat, so be as tactful as possible.

  3. Origin: From touch + -y#Etymology 1

Webster Dictionary

  1. Touchy(adj)

    peevish; irritable; irascible; techy; apt to take fire

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of touchy in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of touchy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Saundra Pelletier:

    I'm not the most emotional, touchy-feely person, but it was hard not to tear up.

  2. Saundra Pelletier:

    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.

  3. Leslie Cho:

    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.

  4. Harley Rotbart:

    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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