What does touchy mean?

Definitions for touchy
ˈtʌtʃ itouchy

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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.

    Etymology: From touch + -y#Etymology 1

  2. touchy(Adjective)

    Easily offended; oversensitive; ticklish.

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

    Etymology: From touch + -y#Etymology 1

Webster Dictionary

  1. Touchy(adj)

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

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  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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

Examples of touchy in a Sentence

  1. Dan Washburn:

    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.

  2. Harley Rotbart:

    It is stunning how many times Your Kids touch Your Kids 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.

  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. Photographer Shields previously toldFox NewsGriffin:

    That’s what art is meant to do, some people look at it and they love it. Some people look at it and they hate it … I understand there are going to be people that hate this. It’s a very touchy subject … but this is not real. We did n’t kill anybody nor do I feel anybody should be killed. It’s no different from a movie. It just happens to be a still image.

  5. Saundra Pelletier:

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

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