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Words used to describe someone who is easily upset - thesaurus

Synonyms

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 behavior 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

thin-skinned

adjective

easily upset or offended by what other people say about you

prudish

adjective

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

defensive

adjective

showing that you are angry or offended when you think that someone is criticizing you

hypersensitive

adjective

very easily upset or offended

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chippy

adjective

informal tending to become angry or upset very easily

have a thin skin

to be very sensitive to criticism or insults

oversensitive

adjective

easily becoming upset about things that people do or say to you

prissy

adjective

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

prude

noun

showing disapproval someone who is very easily shocked or embarrassed by anything relating to sex. This word shows that you think people like this are silly.

prudery

noun

prudish behavior

sensibilities

noun

someone’s tendency to be shocked or offended by something

sensitivities

noun

a tendency to have strong emotional reactions, especially to be offended easily

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