An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (oversensitive)
a. susceptible
Don't be so touchy! I only asked you how the interview went.¡No seas tan susceptible! Solo te pregunté cómo te fue en la entrevista.
b. sensible
I don't know why he's so touchy about people knowing his age.No sé por qué es tan sensible con que la gente sepa su edad.
2. (requiring careful handling)
a. delicado
We're going to have to bring up the touchy subject of money at some point.En algún momento vamos a tener que sacar el tema delicado del dinero.
b. espinoso
The election of a new chairperson will be a touchy issue.La elección del nuevo presidente será un tema espinoso.
c. peliagudo
The committee never gets around to discussing the touchy issues. They just hope they'll go away.El comité nunca alcanza a discutir los temas peliagudos. Simplemente esperan que desaparezcan.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (subject)
a. espinoso(a), peliagudo(a)
2. (person)
a. susceptible
touchy [ˈtʌtʃɪ]
touchier (comparative)touchiest (superlative)
1 (sensitive) [+person] susceptible; [+subject] delicado
to be touchy ofenderse por poca cosa; ser (muy) susceptible; he's touchy about his weight su peso es un tema delicado; that's a touchy subject with him es delicado mencionarle ese asunto
2 (tactile) [+person] sobón
She was a `touchy" person, adept at the slight, casual touch of an arm, the warm handshake extended a second or two longer than expected
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