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touchyadjective

uk   /ˈtʌtʃ.i/  us   /ˈtʌtʃ.i/
touchily
adverb uk   /ˈtʌtʃ.əl.i/  us   /ˈtʌtʃ.əl.i/
touchiness
noun [U] uk   /ˈtʌtʃ.i.nəs/  us   /ˈtʌtʃ.i.nəs/
Everyone is aware of the touchiness of the situation (= that it needs to be dealt with carefully).
(Definition of touchy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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touchyadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /ˈtʌtʃ·i/
easily angered or made unhappy: She’s touchy about people borrowing her books.
A touchy subject or situation is one that must be dealt with carefully: Politics can be a very touchy subject in some families.
(Definition of touchy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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