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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adv. - In a manner that is marked by an oversensitive irritable temperament, by general readiness to take offense on slight provocation, or by delicate easily wounded sensitivity about specific matters .

Usage examples (22)
  • He touchily refused all offers to help
  • "I didn't drag her out here," Reede said touchily.
  • We've been bloody thorough, 'he said, somewhat touchily.
  • Junior asked touchily, laying his arm across Alex's shoulders. for more
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