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What is another word for touchy?

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Easily upset or irritated
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“The other thing that I remember was that he was very touchy, very sensitive. He could fly into the most fearful tempers and, when he did, all his body seemed to jump about as though it moved on wires.”
Prone to arguing due to being easily upset or irritated
“One must choose one's words carefully when speaking to a touchy boss.”
Requiring great skill or finesse in handling or treatment
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“The biggest expenditure in those days was the horse feed for the fire department, a touchy subject in a town that had already burned down a couple of times by then.”
Capable of being ignited
“I've heard that they pay very high wages to people in dangerous trades, such as people that handle touchy chemicals or explosives.”
Dangerous or hazardous in nature
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Arousing or able to arouse intense feeling
Prone to touching or groping liberally with one's hands
Decisive or critical, especially in the success or failure of something
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