touchily :

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  • r  in a touchy manner
    he touchily refused all offers to help

  • Necessarily or unnecessarily, there has always been the conflict between Mexico, the devout daughter of Rome, and Mexico, the touchily independent Nation.
  • She went to the coast determined, often quite touchily (as in the matter of dressing rooms), to be treated like a movie star.
  • Surrounded by aristocrats, he complained touchily that his own family "did not exactly come out of the gutter," but he never accepted the obvious fact that he was invited out .

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