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Synonyms for touchy
ˈtʌtʃ i

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. huffy, thin-skinned, feisty, touchy(adj)

    quick to take offense

    Synonyms:
    mad, delicate, feisty, ticklish, thin-skinned, plucky, huffy, spunky, sore

    Antonyms:
    easy, insensitive

  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"

    Synonyms:
    delicate, feisty, ticklish, soft, fragile, frail, huffy, thin-skinned, finespun

    Antonyms:
    easy, insensitive

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. touchy

    Synonyms:
    testy, peevish, irritable

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. touchy(a.)

    Synonyms:
    peevish, snappish, waspish, cross, testy, irritable, fretful, splenetic, irascible, petulant, choleric, peppery, hot-tempered, quick-tempered, like tinder, like touch-wood

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. touchy(a)

    Synonyms:
    irascible, irritable, petulant, testy, choleric, snappish

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    sensitive

How to pronounce touchy?

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How to say touchy in sign language?

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#3826sensitive
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#14236fragile
#26620irritable
#32523frail
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#48122ticklish
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#78812plucky
#112226peevish

How to use 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. Saundra Pelletier:

    I'm so happy this is happening. I fully support you. i'm not the most emotional, touchy-feely person, but it was hard not to tear up.

  3. Vlad Kirgiz:

    It's a touchy subject. A lot of (people) believe they will be divinely protected, that God is stronger than the virus.

  4. Harley Rotbart:

    It is stunning how many times kids touch their 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.

  5. Erin Bromage:

    When we drink a little, we get a little closer, we get a little more touchy, hands can touch shoulders; we just need to be careful with that.


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