Hooke was a difficult man, fiercely competitive, touchy , quarrelsome, and a vicious critic.
This young man obviously knows how to handle touchy diplomatic situations.
In any event, the White House tonight is maintaining a diplomatic silence on this apparently very touchy subject.
This explains why the French are so touchy about their language.
They seem a touchy and aggressive lot and none of them seem to realize that aggression just leads to counter-aggression.
They often lash out suddenly and for no apparent reason, and may seem to be touchy or irritable most of the time.
In this kind of situation, touchy subjects are skirted and cones of silence descend.
For whatever sophistication guess hitting may require, it's also a touchy subject.
Solid waste has become a touchy issue these days, with tempers flaring up at the slightest mention of the topic anywhere.
He addressed the touchy issue of European-American relations.