Definition of Touchiness

1. Noun. Feeling easily irritated.

Exact synonyms: Testiness, Tetchiness
Generic synonyms: Choler, Crossness, Fretfulness, Fussiness, Irritability, Peevishness, Petulance
Derivative terms: Testy, Tetchy, Touchy



Definition of Touchiness

1. n. The quality or state of being touchy peevishness; irritability; irascibility.

Definition of Touchiness

1. Noun. the property of being touchy ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Touchiness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Touchiness

touched in the haid
touched in the head
touched up
toucher
touchers
touches
touches up
touchest
toucheth
touchhole
touchholes
touchier
touchiest
touchily
touchin'
touchiness (current term)
touchinesses
touching
touching up
touchingly
touchingness
touchings
touchless
touchline
touchlines
touchmark
touchmarks
touchous
touchpad
touchpads

Literary usage of Touchiness

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1. Faults of Childhood and Youth by Michael Vincent O'Shea (1920)
"CHAPTER XXXV "touchiness" One has frequently to read and to listen to accounts of children who are hectored and bullied by their playmates. ..."

2. Waldie's Select Circulating Library by Adam Waldie (1841)
"Wounded vanity is the true origin of all touchiness. tion,—this forbearance,—this tendency to live and let live,—than to find themselves in contact with ..."

3. Stevenson's Germany: The Case Against Germany in the Pacific by Charles Brunsdon Fletcher (1920)
"And, largely from the national touchiness and the intemperate speech of ... What Stevenson has called " the national touchiness " explains a great deal, ..."

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