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Princeton's WordNet

  1. testiness, touchiness, tetchinessnoun

    feeling easily irritated


  1. touchinessnoun

    the property of being touchy

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Touchinessnoun

    Peevishness; irascibility.

    Etymology: from touching.

    My friends resented it as a motion not guided with such discretion as the touchiness of those times required. Charles I .


  1. touchiness

    Touchiness is a state or characteristic of being excessively sensitive or easily offended, irritated, or upset. It refers to a tendency to react strongly to small things, especially perceived criticism or slight.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Touchinessnoun

    the quality or state of being touchy peevishness; irritability; irascibility

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of touchiness in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of touchiness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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  • vztahovačnostCzech
  • arkatunteisuus, herkkätunteisuusFinnish
  • íogaireachtIrish
  • suscettibilità, permalosità, ombrosità, spigolositàItalian

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