ticklish

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adjective tick·lish \ˈti-k(ə-)lish\

Definition of ticklish

  1. 1 :  sensitive to tickling

  2. 2 :  requiring delicate handling a ticklish subject

  3. 3a :  touchy, oversensitive ticklish about his baldnessb :  easily overturned a canoe is a ticklish craft

ticklishly

adverb

ticklishness

noun

Examples of ticklish in a Sentence

  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


TICKLISH Defined for English Language Learners

ticklish

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adjective

Definition of ticklish for English Language Learners

  • : sensitive and easily tickled

  • : difficult to deal with : requiring special care


TICKLISH Defined for Kids

ticklish

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adjective tick·lish \ˈti-klish\

Definition of ticklish for Students

  1. 1 :  sensitive to tickling

  2. 2 :  calling for careful handling a ticklish situation



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