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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtouchytouch‧y /ˈtʌtʃi/ adjective  1 OFFENDeasily becoming offended or annoyed syn sensitivetouchy about She is very touchy about her past.2 touchy subject/question etctouchiness noun [uncountable]
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touchyShe was sensitive, but not this touchy.He's a great manager, he is very touchy about his lack of qualifications.He's a little touchy about how you pronounce his name.Try not to look at his scars - he can be really touchy about it.He could be touchy and irritable.Some authors get very touchy if you make even the slightest alteration to their work.But this raises the politically touchy issue of corporate welfare.The touchy Mr K turned on his heel in disgust and departed the scene.Now I want to be fair, even with the bankers, for they are pretty touchy now.Most committees ignore touchy problems until they go away of their own accord.This situation can be touchy, since the financial markets usually like stability.Until now both candidates have avoided talking about the touchy subject of health care reform.Why are you so touchy today?
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