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Meaning & Definition of Touchy in English

English

Touchy

/təʧi/

adjective

1. Quick to take offense

    synonym:
  • huffy
  • ,
  • thin-skinned
  • ,
  • feisty
  • ,
  • touchy

2. Difficult to handle

  • Requiring great tact
  • "Delicate negotiations with the big powers"
  • "Hesitates to be explicit on so ticklish a matter"
  • "A touchy subject"
    synonym:
  • delicate
  • ,
  • ticklish
  • ,
  • touchy

Examples of using

On a first date, it's best to steer clear of touchy subjects.