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to be touchy

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  • Touchy! — «Touchy! (1988)» Sencillo de a ha del álbum Stay On These Roads Formato 7 , 12 y CD Duración (4:31) (Duración de la Canción) Discográfica Warner Bros. Records …   Wikipedia Español

  • touchy — [tuch′ē] adj. touchier, touchiest [ TOUCH + Y2: also ( TOUCHY sense 1) altered < TECHY] 1. easily offended; oversensitive; irritable 2. sensitive to touch; easily irritated, as a part of the body …   English World dictionary

  • Touchy — Touch y, a. [For techy, tetchy.] Peevish; irritable; irascible; techy; apt to take fire. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] It may be said of Dryden that he was at no time touchy about personal attacks. Saintsbury. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • touchy-feely — adj too concerned with feelings and emotions, rather than with facts or actions ▪ a touchy feely drama …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • touchy-feely — [tuch′ē fē′lē] Informal adj. of or characterized by the overt display of affection, compassion, and other tender feelings, as through hugging, crying, etc.: used disparagingly to convey excess, indulgence, superficiality, etc. [a touchy feely… …   English World dictionary

  • touchy — index fractious, perverse, petulant, querulous, resentful, sensitive (easily affected) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C …   Law dictionary

  • touchy — (adj.) too sensitive, c.1600, perhaps an alteration of TETCHY (Cf. tetchy) (q.v.) influenced by TOUCH (Cf. touch) (v.). Related: Touchiness …   Etymology dictionary

  • touchy — *irascible, choleric, splenetic, testy, cranky, cross Analogous words: *irritable, fractious, snappish, waspish, peevish: captious, caviling, faultfinding, carping (see CRITICAL) Antonyms: imperturbable …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • touchy — [adj] easily offended bad tempered, bundle of nerves*, cantankerous, captious, choleric, crabbed, cranky, cross, delicate, dicey*, grouchy, grumpy, hazardous, hypersensitive, irascible, irritable, jumpy*, mean, ornery*, oversensitive, peevish,… …   New thesaurus

  • touchy — ► ADJECTIVE (touchier, touchiest) 1) quick to take offence; oversensitive. 2) (of a situation or issue) requiring careful handling. DERIVATIVES touchily adverb touchiness noun. ORIGIN perhaps an alteration of …   English terms dictionary

  • touchy-feely — ► ADJECTIVE informal, often derogatory ▪ openly expressing affection or other emotions, especially through physical contact …   English terms dictionary

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