titillation


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tit·il·late

 (tĭt′l-āt′)
v. tit·il·lat·ed, tit·il·lat·ing, tit·il·lates
v.tr.
1. To stimulate by touching lightly; tickle.
2. To excite (another) pleasurably, superficially or erotically.
v.intr.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.titillation - a tingling feeling of excitement (as from teasing or tickling)
excitement, exhilaration - the feeling of lively and cheerful joy; "he could hardly conceal his excitement when she agreed"
2.titillation - an agreeable arousal
arousal, rousing - the act of arousing; "the purpose of art is the arousal of emotions"
3.titillation - the act of ticklingtitillation - the act of tickling      
touching, touch - the act of putting two things together with no space between them; "at his touch the room filled with lights"
Translations

titillation

[ˌtɪtɪˈleɪʃən] N [of audience, reader] → estimulación f; (sexual) → excitación f

titillation

[ˌtɪtɪˈleɪʃən] ntitillation f
People buy sex manuals for titillation
BUT Les gens achètent des manuels sur le sexe pour titiller leur libido.

titillation

n (of person, senses)Anregung f, → angenehme Erregung; (of interest)Erregen nt; such titillation is not for the serious-mindedsolcher Kitzel ist nichts für ernsthaft gesinnte Menschen
References in classic literature ?
Rosamond took his way of talking to herself, which was a mixture of playful fault-finding and hyperbolical gallantry, as the disguise of a deeper feeling; and in his presence she felt that agreeable titillation of vanity and sense of romantic drama which Lydgate's presence had no longer the magic to create.
Delicious titillations of flattered self-esteem betray themselves in Cecilia's lovely complexion.
It felt more like titillation dressed up as science.
The "experts" never face up to the real causes; for example, the incessant titillation of the population on matters of sexual activity, all the soaps on TV are encouraging our young people to be promiscuous, and, of course, the Welsh Assembly has added fuel to the fire by giving out morning-after pills free to young women and underage girls, without parental consent, should they have had sexual intercourse.
A masterclass in terror titillation. Available digitally from Monday and also on DVD PS19.99/Blu-ray PS24.99 THE HAPPY PRINCE 15 RUPERT Everett writes, directs and stars in this gripping drama about Oscar Wilde's final years.
A professor in the religious studies department at the University of Virginia, Kevin Hart's Christianity is ever present even as he writes passionately of young love, titillation, and "thin girls who taste of Beaujolais at night." That he is comfortable with grief, mystery, solemnity, biblical and classical history, and humility instills his work with rare depth.
Because of the free, nationwide TV coverage, our publicity hungry senators and congressmen really grandstand in verbal bullying in aid, not of legislation, but of titillation and demolition.
Still, I'm sure Channel 4 aren't just showing it for titillation and controversy - as if.
A prefect way to escape from life with a mix of laughs, horror and a bit of titillation. It is a guilty pleasure that is easy to hide on your electronic device but be prepared with a story if you friends start questioning you on why you are grinning and blushing.
Peacock, author of the acclaimed The Boy Sherlock Holmes series, accurately captures a young man's fantasies in a 007 kind of thriller without sexual titillation or offensive language.
"The hypocrisy lies in permitting the audience the titillation of watching a woman behaving badly for three acts on the condition that she points up the moral by dying miserably in the fourth."
OKAY, hands up - which one of you depraved weirdos tuned into Channel Four's Sex Box in the hope of finding some mild titillation? No, don't look over your shoulder, it's you I'm talking to.