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adjective as in delicate

adjective as in instantaneous

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And, frankly, I never wanted to be one of those hair-trigger activists who bellows predictably at every anti-Israel affront.

On gun control, a hair-trigger issue for Republicans who pick the nominee, Christie is in the center or even center–left field.

Who looks strong and serious and intelligent and neither hair-trigger crazy nor like he could get rolled by the mullahs.

Combined feelings of embarrassment, sadness and regret for being on so precarious a hair trigger may surface.

With a series of Moon-Mars mashups, aggression is on a hair trigger.

Jason picked his words slowly, wondering if this savage shared the same hair-trigger temper as the city dwellers.

Seeing him determined both to fight and to choose fire-arms, Dumas recommended him at least not to use the hair-trigger pistol.

And hubby's hair-trigger temperament she now calls just plain temper.

Them fellers air allus on a hair-trigger when a mortgage falls in.

In it stirred the daring, the lawless adventure, the feverish ambition and the hair-trigger pride of argonauts from many lands.


On this page you'll find 73 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to hair-trigger, such as: critical, precarious, sensitive, ticklish, touchy, and tricky.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.