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ticklish

tick·lish

ticklish

 
pronunciation:
tI klihsh
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: sensitive to tickling.
similar words:
delicate, sensitive
definition 2: requiring care and tact in handling; risky or delicate.
a ticklish negotiation
synonyms:
delicate, sensitive, touchy
similar words:
awkward, prickly, risky, sore, sticky, thorny, tricky
definition 3: easily annoyed or offended; touchy.
synonyms:
hypersensitive, oversensitive, testy, thin-skinned, touchy
similar words:
irascible, irritable, peevish, prickly, sensitive, short-tempered, temperamental
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derivations: ticklishly (adv.), ticklishness (n.)
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