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touch·y

touchy

 
pronunciation:
tuh chi
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: touchier, touchiest
definition: easily made angry or upset; sensitive.
Tim is touchy about the size of his ears.
synonyms:
irritable, sensitive
similar words:
cranky, high-strung, out of sorts
derivations: touchily (adv.), touchiness (n.)
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