huffy vs touchy what difference

what is difference between huffy and touchy

English

Etymology

huff +‎ -y

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈhʌfi/
  • Rhymes: -ʌfi

Adjective

huffy (comparative huffier, superlative huffiest)

  1. Angry, annoyed, indignant or irritated.
  2. Easily offended; thin-skinned or touchy.
  3. haughty, arrogant
  4. Puffed up.
    huffy bread

Translations



English

Etymology

From a later variant of tachy, techy, teachie, tetchy, simulating touch +‎ -y. More at tetchy.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtʌtʃi/
  • Rhymes: -ʌtʃi

Adjective

touchy (comparative touchier, superlative touchiest)

  1. (of a situation) Extremely sensitive or volatile; easily disturbed to the point of becoming unstable; requiring caution or tactfulness.
    It is an extremely touchy situation, with everybody’s patience wearing thin.
  2. (of a person) Easily offended; oversensitive; ticklish.
    He can be very touchy when you talk about his cat, so be as tactful as possible.

Related terms

  • touchy-feely

Translations

See also

  • tetchy
  • touch and go

Anagrams

  • couthy

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