Pushy vs Touchy - What's the difference?

pushy | touchy |


As adjectives the difference between pushy and touchy

is that pushy is aggressively ambitious; overly assertive, bold or determined while touchy is (of a situation) extremely sensitive or volatile; easily disturbed to the point of becoming unstable; requiring caution or tactfulness.

pushy

English

Adjective

(er)
  • Aggressively ambitious; overly assertive, bold or determined.
  • Parents are ruining school sports days by being pushy and overbearing, a survey suggests. BBC

    touchy

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • (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.
  • (of a person) Easily offended; oversensitive; ticklish.
  • He can be very touchy when you talk about his cat, so be as tactful as possible.

    See also

    * tetchy * touch and go