noun see touchy

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Touchiness — Touch i*ness (t[u^]ch [i^]*n[e^]s), n. The quality or state of being touchy; peevishness; irritability; irascibility. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • touchiness — 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

  • touchiness — See touchily. * * * …   Universalium

  • touchiness — noun The property of being touchy …   Wiktionary

  • touchiness — touch·i·ness || tÊŒtʃɪnɪs n. irritableness, grumpiness, sensitiveness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • touchiness — n. Peevishness, snappishness, testiness, irritability, irascibility, petulance, fretfulness, spleen, pettishness …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • touchiness — adj 1. tetchiness, testiness, irritability, edginess, snappishness, nervousness; irascibility, cholericness, petulance, Rare. petulancy; grouchiness, grumpiness, crankiness, crabbiness, crotchetiness, crossness, crabbedness; churlishness,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • touchiness — touch·i·ness …   English syllables

  • touchiness — See: touchy …   English dictionary

  • touchiness — noun feeling easily irritated • Syn: ↑testiness, ↑tetchiness • Derivationally related forms: ↑tetchy (for: ↑tetchiness), ↑touchy, ↑testy ( …   Useful english dictionary

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