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tick·lish

 (tĭk′lĭsh)
adj.
1. Sensitive to tickling.
2. Easily offended or upset; touchy.
3. Requiring skillful or tactful handling; delicate: a ticklish matter.

tick′lish·ly adv.
tick′lish·ness n.

ticklish

(ˈtɪklɪʃ)
adj
1. susceptible and sensitive to being tickled
2. delicate or difficult: a ticklish situation.
3. easily upset or offended
ˈticklishly adv
ˈticklishness n

tick•lish

(ˈtɪk lɪʃ)

adj.
1. sensitive to tickling.
2. requiring delicate or tactful handling: a ticklish situation.
3. hypersensitive.
4. easily upset, as a boat.
[1575–85]
tick′lish•ly, adv.
tick′lish•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ticklish - difficult to handle; requiring great tact; "delicate negotiations with the big powers";"hesitates to be explicit on so ticklish a matter"; "a touchy subject"
difficult, hard - not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure; "a difficult task"; "nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access"; "difficult times"; "why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?"

ticklish

adjective difficult, sensitive, delicate, tricky, nice, critical, uncertain, awkward, risky, unstable, thorny, touchy, unsteady the ticklish question of the future of the EU

ticklish

adjective
Translations
حَرِجحَسَّاسٌ لِلدَغْدَغَةمُفْرِط في الحَساسِيَه عند الدَّغْدَغَه
choulostivýlechtivýožehavý
kilden
herkästi kutiava
škakljiv
csiklandós
kitlinnvandmeîfarinn
くすぐったがる
간지러운
šteklivý
kittlig
ยาก
khó

ticklish

[ˈtɪklɪʃ] tickly [ˈtɪklɪ] ADJ
1. (lit) (= sensitive to tickling) [person] → cosquilloso; (= which tickles) [blanket] → que pica; [cough] → irritante
to be ticklish [person] → tener cosquillas, ser cosquilloso
2. (fig) (= touchy) [person] → picajoso, delicado; (= delicate) [situation, problem] → peliagudo, delicado
it's a ticklish businesses un asunto delicado

ticklish

[ˈtɪklɪʃ] adj
[person] → chatouilleux/euse
Are you ticklish? → Tu es chatouilleux?
(= which tickles) [blanket] → qui chatouille, qui gratouille
[cough] → d'irritation
(= tricky) [issue, problem] → épineux/eusetick-over [ˈtɪkəʊvər] n (British) [engine] → ralenti mtic-tac-toe [ˌtɪktækˈtəʊ] n (US)morpion m, jeu m de morpion

ticklish

adj (lit)kitz(e)lig; (fig) situation alsoheikel; (= touchy)empfindlich; ticklish coughReizhusten m

ticklish

[ˈtɪklɪʃ] tickly [ˈtɪklɪ] adj (fam) (easily tickled, person) → che soffre il solletico; (which tickles, blanket) → che provoca prurito; (cough) → che provoca una sensazione di irritazione in gola (fig) (touchy, person) → permaloso/a; (delicate, situation, problem) → delicato/a

tickle

(ˈtikl) verb
1. to touch (sensitive parts of someone's skin) lightly, often making the person laugh. He tickled me / my feet with a feather.
2. (of a part of the body) to feel as if it is being touched in this way. My nose tickles.
3. to amuse. The funny story tickled him.
noun
1. an act or feeling of tickling.
2. a feeling of irritation in the throat (making one cough).
ˈticklish adjective
1. easily made to laugh when tickled. Are you ticklish?
2. not easy to manage; difficult. a ticklish problem/situation.
be tickled pink
to be very pleased.

ticklish

حَسَّاسٌ لِلدَغْدَغَة ožehavý kilden kitzelig γαργαλιστικός cosquilloso, peliagudo herkästi kutiava chatouilleux škakljiv che soffre il solletico くすぐったがる 간지러운 lastig pirrende łaskotliwy coceguento, delicado щекотливая kittlig ยาก kolay gıdıklanan khó 怕胳肢的

ticklish

adj cosquilloso
References in classic literature ?
A large whale's case generally yields about five hundred gallons of sperm, though from unavoidable circumstances, considerable of it is spilled, leaks, and dribbles away, or is otherwise irrevocably lost in the ticklish business of securing what you can.
I grew very fond of him, he was so gentle and kind; he seemed to know just how a horse feels, and when he cleaned me he knew the tender places and the ticklish places; when he brushed my head he went as carefully over my eyes as if they were his own, and never stirred up any ill-temper.
But then, you see, there's no two of them alike on the seas, and she's an uncommonly ticklish jade to load.
Notwithstanding the success which has attended the revisions of our established forms of government, and which does so much honor to the virtue and intelligence of the people of America, it must be confessed that the experiments are of too ticklish a nature to be unnecessarily multiplied.
It was, at least, a ticklish decision that he had to make; and self-reliant as he was by habit, he began to cherish a longing for advice.
just as it makes a man happy to lend a hand to a pal in a ticklish place, or a lover happy to put his coat around the girl he loves to keep her warm.
We descended a ticklish path in the steep side of the moraine, and invaded the glacier.
Now, treasure is ticklish work; I don't like treasure voyages on any account, and I don't like them, above all, when they are secret and when (begging your pardon, Mr.
The weather"--as he observed the next morning-- "the weather, you see, 's a ticklish thing, an' a fool 'ull hit on't sometimes when a wise man misses; that's why the almanecks get so much credit.
Surely princes had need, in tender matters and ticklish times, to beware what they say; especially in these short speeches, which fly abroad like darts, and are thought to be shot out of their secret intentions.
In his ticklish position he nearly lost his balance and only just avoided rolling over into the road, the horse, though a powerful one, being fortunately the quietest he rode.
And as the fear of being measured still possessed me, 'Take care,' said I to him, 'what you are going to do with me; I am very ticklish, I warn you.