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ticklish

ticklish

adjective tick·lish \ˈti-k(ə-)lish\

: sensitive and easily tickled

: difficult to deal with : requiring special care

Full Definition of TICKLISH

1
a :  touchy, oversensitive <ticklish about his baldness>
b :  easily overturned <a canoe is a ticklish craft>
2
:  requiring delicate handling <a ticklish subject>
3
:  sensitive to tickling
tick·lish·ly adverb
tick·lish·ness noun

Examples of TICKLISH

  1. My feet are very ticklish.
  2. <he's ticklish about his looks, so it's wisest to avoid the subject altogether>

First Known Use of TICKLISH

1581

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