Synonyms of touchy in English:


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1‘she's very touchy about her past’

sensitive, oversensitive, hypersensitive, easily offended, thin-skinned
irritable, tetchy, testy, crotchety, irascible, peevish, querulous, bad-tempered, short-tempered, hot-tempered, quick-tempered, temperamental, snappy, captious, crabbed, prickly, edgy, cross, surly, crusty, curmudgeonly, cantankerous, petulant, waspish, pettish, quarrelsome, splenetic, grumpy, fractious, highly strung, tense
informal grouchy, cranky
British informal ratty

calm, affable, good-humoured

2‘a touchy subject’

delicate, sensitive, tricky, ticklish, thorny, knotty, embarrassing, uncomfortable, uneasy, precarious, chancy, risky, uncertain, contentious, controversial, awkward, difficult
informal sticky