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touchy (adj) sensitive.

A person is touchy about something if they get upset or offended about it. If a person is touchy about their weight they are upset or offended if you mention it. If a person is touchy about their past they donít like any reference to their past, they are sensitive about it and get upset at the mention of it.

  • Asking a man about his wifeís behavior can be a touchy business. The man gets offended and upset as he dos not like others to talk of his wife.
  • Ricky is very touchy about his divorce. He does not like any reference to it, and if people talk about it, or ask about it, he becomes upset and annoyed. To tout also means to publicize something with the intention to promote its sales.
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