Definitions for touchyˈtʌtʃ i

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word touchy

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

Freebase

  1. Touchy!

    "Touchy!" is the third single to be released by A-ha from the Stay on These Roads album. The bassline on this song was recorded using a Yamaha DX7. It achieved world sales of approximately 900,000 copies.


Translations for touchy

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for touchy »

Translation

Find a translation for the touchy definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these touchy definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"touchy." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 1 Aug. 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/touchy>.

Are we missing a good definition for touchy? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for touchy:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.