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Words used to describe someone who is easily upset

sensitive

adjective

likely to become angry or upset easily

moody

adjective

likely to become unhappy or angry for no particular reason

prim

adjective

very careful about your behaviour and appearance, and easily shocked by what other people do or say

fragile

adjective

getting upset or losing confidence very easily

touchy

adjective

becoming angry or upset very easily

squeamish

adjective

easily shocked or upset by something unpleasant

prissy

adjective

very easily offended or upset by unpleasant behaviour, in a way that you think is silly

thin-skinned

adjective

easily upset or offended by what other people say about you

prudish

adjective

very easily shocked or embarrassed by anything relating to sex. This word shows that you think people who behave in this way are silly.

have a thin skin

to be very sensitive to criticism or insults

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