- 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 .