[ US /ˈtɪkəɫɪʃ/ ]
[ UK /tˈɪklɪʃ/ ]
  1. difficult to handle; requiring great tact
    hesitates to be explicit on so ticklish a matter
    delicate negotiations with the big powers
    a touchy subject
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How To Use ticklish In A Sentence

  • Again, kudos o'plenty are definitely in order for your discrete handling of a very ticklish situation.
  • Jessi and Taylor and Luke are all just as ticklish!
  • ‘Yeah, but you're still as ticklish as you were then,’ I simply stated.
  • ‘You're ticklish,’ he exclaimed, seemingly proud of this discovery.
  • Dale prodded at a ticklish spot on Tiffany's stomach with his fingers, which made her giggle.
  • Remembering that morning, on the plane, when Cassie began to display her ticklishness, which passed for flirting in Cassie's world, she felt mildly disgusted.
  • Of course ranges can be very quickly found by shooting one or two shots to find them out, and this was done by our guns a good deal, and necessarily so when in action when one has no time to waste and the objects are moving ones; but I strongly advise anyone who gets his guns into a position where he is likely to stop, such as in defence of a camp, or on top of a kopje defending a railway line, or in position to bombard an enemy's fixed trenches and lines, at once to find his ranges roughly all round to prominent objects by the mekometer, as it gives one added confidence and is invaluable when shooting over the heads of one's own men to cover their attack, which is often a ticklish job and to be successful must be continued up to the very last moment it can be, with safety. With the Naval Brigade in Natal (1899-1900) Journal of Active Service
  • At first, there is a sensation of ticklishness.
  • ‘Ah ok’, he seemed satisfied with the answer, ‘are you ticklish?’
  • Dalkin, executive director of the ABC, was a man in command when it came handling the potentially ticklish issue.
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