|ADJ || touchy | touchier | touchiest |
|SYNO ||delicate | feisty | huffy | ...|
ADJ positive | comparative | superlative
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- The skilful poetical descriptions of landscapes in 'Leela' are very much beautiful, touchy and sober.
- By February 2010, however, plans to replace the causeway had been abandoned. The issue was a touchy subject when raised in the Senate of Bermuda.
- Although it received mixed reviews upon release due to the group's sudden shift of direction from its previous album, it received critical acclaim in retrospective reviews, with many lauding its consistency, smooth production and touchy subject matter.
- For both ethic, philosophical and religious concerns human genetic manipulations such as cloning are forbidden and a touchy subject, or sometimes a taboo matter, in many countries in Europe and North America while not so in other parts of the globe.
- Other jokes relied on double entendre, an alleged fondness for deviant behaviors, or dealt with touchy subject matter for 1970s television.
- Mental illness denial in India is a common problem. Many Indians view mental illnesses as "touchy-feely, new-age hogwash", even though 1 in every 10 Indians have a mental health condition in India.
- During the trial, the defence characterised Salmond as "touchy-feely" and acknowledged sexual contact with two of the complainants, but denied any criminality.
- His constant "touchy" physical contact child protection breaches were also mindlessly accepted.
- Usborne's best-known booksinclude the Usborne Puzzle Adventure series (featuring Agent Arthur), the World of the Unknown series, the Book of the Future, Poppy and Sam's Farmyard Tales, Sticker Dolly Dressing and the THAT'S NOT MY® series of touchy-feely board books for babies by Fiona Watt (author).
- After the bizarre death of her brother, Johanna Burwood must return home after four years, to face her strange siblings, her out-of-touch father and her very touchy past.
- Although relations were often touchy throughout the war, it can be argued that SOE's unstinting support was a factor in Yugoslavia's maintaining a neutral stance during the Cold War.
- But Scott is defensive and touchy around Miles because of all of Miles’ success in life including his attractive girlfriend and running a successful popular culture website.
- The film received positive reviews because of its realistic and non-biased depiction on the touchy subject of illegal immigration, but negative ones due to the acting.
- A wedding at Lynn Hellman's parents estate hurls her into the center of touchy family dynamics.
- Most East German citizens were well aware that their government was spying on them, which led to a culture of mistrust: touchy political issues were only discussed in the comfort of their own four walls and only with the closest of friends and family members, while widely maintaining a façade of unquestioning followership in public.
- Relations between the Austrians and the Piedmontese remained touchy, even though the latter force was led by an Austrian officer, Feldmarschal-Leutnant Michelangelo Colli.
- However Montherlant would take huge precautions to approach the touchy taboo subject of friendship between children and adults, especially in a Catholic environment, genuinely fearing to write a text which would devalue the religion as he carefully explained in the long foreword to the play and the appendix published with it.
- He was appointed minister of state at the presidency in Mogadishu in 1979 and placed in charge of relations with the Western powers in a particularly touchy regional and international context involving the commitment of the Soviet Union and Cuba on behalf of Ethiopia.
- The pun "give great praise to the Lord, and little Laud to the devil" is a joke attributed to Archibald Armstrong, Charles's court jester; Laud was known to be touchy about his diminutive stature.
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