from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Tending to take offense with slight cause; oversensitive.
- adj. Requiring special tact or skill in handling; delicate: a touchy situation.
- adj. Highly sensitive to touch. Used of a body part.
- adj. Easily ignited; flammable.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Extremely sensitive or volatile; easily disturbed to the point of becoming unstable; requiring caution or tactfulness.
- adj. Easily offended; oversensitive; ticklish.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Peevish; irritable; irascible; techy; apt to take fire.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Apt to take offense on slight provocation; irritable; irascible; peevish; testy: tetchy.
- In decorative art, made up of small points, broken lines, or touches, and not drawn in a firm unbroken line, as the outline of any pattern.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. difficult to handle; requiring great tact
- adj. quick to take offense
From touch + -y (Wiktionary)