Meaning of “touchy” in the English Dictionary

"touchy" in British English

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uk /ˈtʌtʃ.i/ us /ˈtʌtʃ.i/
adverb uk /ˈtʌtʃ.əl.i/ us /ˈtʌtʃ.əl.i/
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)

"touchy" in American English

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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)