touchy Meaning, Definition & Usage
adjective satellite quick to take offense
thin-skinned; huffy; feisty.
adjective satellite difficult to handle; requiring great tact
- delicate negotiations with the big powers
- hesitates to be explicit on so ticklish a matter
- a touchy subject
- Peevish; irritable; irascible; techy; apt to take fire. Colloq.
It may be said of Dryden that he was at no time touchy about personal attacks.
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