Touchy meaning

tŭchē
Requiring special tact or skill in handling; delicate.

A touchy situation.

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Highly sensitive to touch. Used of a body part.
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Easily ignited or exploded.
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Easily offended; oversensitive; irritable.
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Sensitive to touch; easily irritated, as a part of the body.
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Very risky.

A touchy situation.

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Highly flammable or readily ignited.
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(of a situation) 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.

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(of a person) Easily offended; oversensitive; ticklish.

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

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Tending to take offense with slight cause; oversensitive.
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Origin of touchy

  • From touch + -y

    From Wiktionary