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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
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