ticklish

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From tickle +‎ -ish.

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ticklish (comparative more ticklish, superlative most ticklish)

  1. Sensitive or susceptible to being tickled.
    She is ticklish only on her tummy and the bottoms of her feet.
  2. Touchy, sensitive, or delicate.
    • 1977, John Le Carré, The Honourable Schoolboy, Folio Society 2010, p. 162:
      Opening round three, Enderby moved the ticklish issue of whether to advise the Hong Kong government of the intelligence regarding Ko.

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