Translation of touchy in Spanish:

touchy

Pronunciation: /ˈtʌtʃi/

adj (-chier, -chiest)

  • [person] susceptible; [subject/situation] delicado she's a bit touchy about her accent no le gusta que hagan comentarios sobre su acento
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    • Even cool Capricorns can get touchy and easily upset during the Time of the Crab.
    • If you go too slowly, the person thinks you don't want to hug them, and you have a touchy, cranky person on your hands for the rest of the evening.
    • They often lash out suddenly and for no apparent reason, and may seem to be touchy or irritable most of the time.
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    • In this kind of situation, touchy subjects are skirted and cones of silence descend.
    • By acquiescing to both England and Germany through the Iberian Indecision, France completely avoids this touchy issue.
    • It's a touchy issue, I realize how complex and personal these decisions are to some people.

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