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Definitions and Synonyms of touchy | Another word for touchy | What is touchy?

Definition 1: difficult to handle; requiring great tact - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where touchy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • delicate negotiations with the big powers
  • hesitates to be explicit on so ticklish a matter
  • a touchy subject

Synonyms for touchy in the sense of this definition

(touchy is similar to ...) not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure

"a difficult task" "nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access" "difficult times" "why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?"

Definition 2: quick to take offense - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for touchy in the sense of this definition

(touchy is similar to ...) being susceptible to the attitudes, feelings, or circumstances of others

"sensitive to the local community and its needs"

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