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ticklish

[ tik-lish ]SEE DEFINITION OF ticklish

Synonyms for ticklish

  • awkward
  • delicate
  • precarious
  • thorny
  • touchy
  • volatile
  • capricious
  • chancy
  • changeable
  • critical
  • dangerous
  • fickle
  • inconstant
  • mercurial
  • nice
  • risky
  • rocky
  • sensitive
  • temperamental
  • trying
  • uncertain
  • unstable
  • unsteady
  • variable
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Antonyms for ticklish

  • calm
  • easy
  • firm
  • stable
  • strong
  • straightforward
  • unproblematic
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TICKLISH

You left off in the most ticklish place possible, out of spite, I do believe.

They're so ticklish ever since they got the 'abit, war-time, o' mindin' wot people said.

These are ticklish times; I was anxious to see that this youth's pass was regular.

"Ticklish job that, on a falling tide," said the mate, coolly.

To hiss the curate, 'tis a ticklish sort of a job after that.

Aye, but your Action of the Case in this Point is too ticklish.

I have done so without a murmur, although it puts me into a ticklish position.

It is a ticklish operation and the paper is easily torn if too thin or too damp.

All three of the lads realized that it was a ticklish moment.

Poor Aspinall was on the tight-rope again, at the most ticklish part.

WORD ORIGIN

"easily tickled," 1590s, from tickle + -ish. Literal sense is attested later than the figurative sense (1580s); an earlier word for this was tickly (1520s). Related: Ticklishly; ticklishness.

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