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v. tit·il·lat·ed, tit·il·lat·ing, tit·il·lates
1. To stimulate by touching lightly; tickle.
2. To excite (another) pleasurably, superficially or erotically.
To excite another, especially in a superficial, pleasurable manner: "a steamy story of sex and violence, adultery and murder, designed to titillate as well as to shock" (John Guy).

[Latin tītillāre, tītillāt-, to tickle.]

tit′il·lat′er n.
tit′il·lat′ing·ly adv.
tit′il·la′tion n.
tit′il·la′tive adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.titillating - pleasantly and superficially exciting
exciting - creating or arousing excitement; "an exciting account of her trip"
2.titillating - giving sexual pleasure; sexually arousing
sexy - marked by or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest; "feeling sexy"; "sexy clothes"; "sexy poses"; "a sexy book"; "sexy jokes"
3.titillating - exciting by touching lightly so as to cause laughter or twitching movements
exciting - creating or arousing excitement; "an exciting account of her trip"
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[ˈtɪtɪleɪtɪŋ] adjpropre à titiller l'imagination
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