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touchy (adj.)

"apt to take offense at slight provocation," c. 1600, perhaps an alteration of tetchy (q.v.) influenced by touch (v.). Related: Touchiness.

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Definitions of touchy from WordNet

touchy (adj.)
quick to take offense;
Synonyms: huffy / thin-skinned / feisty
touchy (adj.)
difficult to handle; requiring great tact;
a touchy subject
Synonyms: delicate / ticklish
From wordnet.princeton.edu