touchiness


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touch·y

 (tŭch′ē)
adj. touch·i·er, touch·i·est
1. Tending to take offense with slight cause; oversensitive.
2. Requiring special tact or skill in handling; delicate: a touchy situation.
3. Highly sensitive to touch. Used of a body part.
4. Easily ignited or exploded.

touch′i·ly adv.
touch′i·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.touchiness - feeling easily irritatedtouchiness - feeling easily irritated    
Translations
حساسِيَة، سُرْعَة تأثُّر
vznětlivost
pirrelighed
fyrtni
alınganlık

touchiness

[ˈtʌtʃɪnɪs] Nsusceptibilidad f

touchiness

nEmpfindlichkeit f (→ on in Bezug auf +acc); (= irritability also)leichte Reizbarkeit; because of the touchiness of this subjectweil dieses Thema so heikel ist

touchiness

[ˈtʌtʃɪnɪs] npermalosità f inv, suscettibilità f inv

touch

(tatʃ) verb
1. to be in, come into, or make, contact with something else. Their shoulders touched; He touched the water with his foot.
2. to feel (lightly) with the hand. He touched her cheek.
3. to affect the feelings of; to make (someone) feel pity, sympathy etc. I was touched by her generosity.
4. to be concerned with; to have anything to do with. I wouldn't touch a job like that.
noun
1. an act or sensation of touching. I felt a touch on my shoulder.
2. (often with the) one of the five senses, the sense by which we feel things. the sense of touch; The stone felt cold to the touch.
3. a mark or stroke etc to improve the appearance of something. The painting still needs a few finishing touches.
4. skill or style. He hasn't lost his touch as a writer.
5. (in football) the ground outside the edges of the pitch (which are marked out with ˈtouchlines). He kicked the ball into touch.
ˈtouching adjective
moving; causing emotion. a touching story.
ˈtouchingly adverb
in a moving way, so as to cause emotion. Her face was touchingly childlike.
ˈtouchy adjective
easily annoyed or offended. You're very touchy today; in rather a touchy mood.
ˈtouchily adverb
ˈtouchiness noun
ˈtouch screen noun
a computer screen that responds to the user's touch on its surface.
in touch (with)
in communication (with). I have kept in touch with my school-friends.
lose touch (with)
to stop communicating (with). I used to see him quite often but we have lost touch.
out of touch (with)
1. not in communication (with).
2. not sympathetic or understanding (towards). Older people sometimes seem out of touch with the modern world.
a touch
a small quantity or degree. The soup needs a touch of salt; a touch of imagination.
touch down
1. (of aircraft) to land. The plane should touch down at 2 o'clock.
2. in rugby and American football, to put the ball on the ground behind the opposite team's goal line (noun ˈtouch-down).
touch off
to make (something) explode. a spark touched off the gunpowder; His remark touched off an argument.
touch up
to improve eg paintwork, a photograph etc by small touches. The photograph had been touched up.
touch wood
(used as an interjection) to touch something made of wood superstitiously, in order to avoid bad luck. None of the children has ever had a serious illness, touch wood!
References in classic literature ?
But, if you be ashamed of your touchiness, you must ask pardon, mind, when she comes in.
My touchiness about trifles, dear master and mistress.
The princess had grown accustomed to this already with her other daughters, but now she felt that there was more ground for the prince's touchiness.
There was a simplicity in the man which would have disarmed a touchiness even more youthful than mine.
This movie's attitude is take it or leave it when it comes to human behavior, there's no middle ground or any individual trying to achieve a balance between vulnerability and touchiness.
Some suspicion about a money matter or business deal could cause touchiness.
Add to this a certain touchiness over his lack of formal education and the sparks were there for a major explosion.
Another interesting aspect of contrast is social class, not only in relation to Byron's touchiness about his aristocracy and Austen's insistence on her gentility but also in terms of Murrays status, which was ambiguously poised between that of tradesman and professional.
A tacit acknowledgment by the political class of the touchiness of the subject can be found in the fact that 'water privatisation has never been proposed in the more politically sensitive regions of Scotland and Northern Ireland' (p.
Let us admit that some English and Americans disliked the reported touchiness or roughness of Nazi methods.
Making the same point he had made to Andrassy on 28 January about the touchiness of Serbian national feeling, Kallay claimed that Beust's own instructions had consistently ordered him, Kallay, "not to step on Serbian national aspirations too forcefully.
Observe that their attitude consists of an almost pathological touchiness to any remark that has even the most tenuous connection with an insult, a condition that is aggravated when the speaker is not a fellow traveler on the politically correct bandwagon.