a : touchy, oversensitive <ticklish about his baldness>
b : easily overturned <a canoe is a ticklish craft>
: requiring delicate handling <a ticklish subject>
— tick·lish·ly adverb
— tick·lish·ness noun
Examples of TICKLISH
- My feet are very ticklish.
- <he's ticklish about his looks, so it's wisest to avoid the subject altogether>
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