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Meaning of TICKLISH

Pronunciation:  'tiklish

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  difficult to handle; requiring great tact; "delicate negotiations with the big powers"; "hesitates to be explicit on so ticklish a matter"
 

TICKLISH is a 8 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: delicate, difficult, hard
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Tic"klish\, a.
1. Sensible to slight touches; easily tickled; as, the sole
   of the foot is very ticklish; the hardened palm of the
   hand is not ticklish. --Bacon.

2. Standing so as to be liable to totter and fall at the
   slightest touch; unfixed; easily affected; unstable.

         Can any man with comfort lodge in a condition so
         dismally ticklish?                    --Barrow.

3. Difficult; nice; critical; as, a ticklish business.

         Surely princes had need, in tender matters and
         ticklish times, to beware what they say. --Bacon.
   -- {Tic"klish*ly}, adv. -- {Tic"klish*ness}, n.

 

 

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