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Definition of the adjective touchy

What does touchy mean as an attribute of a noun?

Touchy is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: more touchy / touchier | most touchy / touchiest

  1. quick to take offense
  2. difficult to handle; requiring great tact

Alternative definition of the adjective touchy


  1. [context: of a situation] Extremely sensitive or volatile; easily disturbed to the point of becoming unstable; requiring caution or tactfulness.
  2. [context: of a person] Easily offended; oversensitive; ticklish.


  1. "Touchy" a.k.a. "Touchy!" is the third single to be released by A-ha from the Stay on These Roads album. The bassline on this song was recorded using a Yamaha DX7. It achieved world sales of approximately 900,000 copies.
  2. "Touchy" a.k.a. "Touchy"" is a musical album of Luie Luie.
    • released in (8 years ago)
  3. "Touchy" a.k.a. "Touchy! (Go-Go mix)": Touchy! is a 1988 single album by A-ha.
    • also known as Touchy!
    • released on (27 years ago)

Phrases with touchy

  1. touchy-feely
  2. Touchy-Feeliness

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for touchy

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Google previewBlackfoot Dictionary of Stems, Roots, and Affixes (2017)

Third Edition by Donald G. Frantz, Norma Jean Russell

touchy ika'ki'taki vai be sensitive, ...

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Historical Slang (2003)

by Eric Partridge

touchy . 'Descriptive of a style in which points, broken...

Google previewCrossword Puzzle Dictionary (2015)

by Murali Mohan Hundigam

Touches lightly—dabs, dabbles Touching—poignant, pathetic Touching line— tangent Touchy—tinderbox, sensitive, easily offended, overwrought Touchy and aggressive—feisty Touchy and irritable—chippy Tough—strong, hard Tough and ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms (1984)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

iota jot, tittle, whit, *particle, bit, mite, smidgen, atom irascible, choleric, splenetic, testy, touchy, cranky, cross mean easily angered or enraged ...

Google previewA Grammar and Dictionary of the Lushai Language (Dulien Dialect) (1898)

by James Herbert Lorrain, Fred W. Savidge

touchy, easily made angry, quick-tempered, ( v.) ...

Google previewFinnish-English dictionary (1916)

by Karl Vilhelm Arminen, Eetu Aaltio

short-tempered; touchy. -syva a. precipitous, steep, -syvyys s. precipice. akkla adv. suddenly, abruptly, unexpectedly, all at once. akkaan tr. notice, see, perceive, discover, am aware of. aks|y a. fierce, mad, furious; troublesome; ...



Touchy – (adjective) 1 quick to ...

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Love scenes are always touchy, it is always hard to do. The woman is pretty, it makes it easier. You take your clothes off, and you are shy, and then three hours later, you are going around naked on the set. (Roy Dupuis)
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Scrabble value of T1O1U1C3H4Y4

The value of this 6-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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