adjective, touch·i·er, touch·i·est.
Related formstouch·i·ly, adverbtouch·i·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for touchy
There are plenty of touchy subjects I am happy to discuss with my patients and their families.
Nobody else was as forthright with me about this touchy topic.
The question of military service is a touchier issue—but is it touchy enough to break up the band?
But could sharp elbows and a touchy personality knock out this frontrunner too?
But a father's presence in the delivery room remains a touchy subject.
She was a touchy ship, quick to resent and avenge a slight on her good name.
The illustrations should be of the most graphic kind, and the descriptive part as narrative and touchy as possible.Charles Lever, His Life in His Letters, Vol. I (of II)|Edmund Downey
I'm not referring to the lumber end at all; so don't get touchy.Cappy Ricks Retires|Peter B. Kyne
She is so touchy, she said to the others, about Uncle Peters money.The Corner House Girls|Grace Brooks Hill
Often have I noticed how the majority of men get touchy about their cooking.Wings of the Wind|Credo Harris