ticklish definition, meaning - what is ticklish in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “ticklish”

See all translations

ticklish

adjective uk   us   /ˈtɪk.l̩.ɪʃ/ /-lɪʃ/

ticklish adjective (SKIN)

If you are ticklish, you quickly feel uncomfortable when someone lightly touches your skin to make you laugh.

ticklish adjective (DIFFICULT)

A ticklish situation is one that needs to be dealt with carefully: This leaves me with the ticklish job of explaining to Debbie that she is not invited.
Translations of “ticklish”
in Chinese (Traditional) 皮膚, 怕癢的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 皮肤, 怕痒的…
(Definition of ticklish from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of ticklish?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “ticklish” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

prime time

in television and radio broadcasting, the time when the largest number of people are watching or listening

Word of the Day

The language of elections

by Liz Walter,
April 22, 2015
On May 7th, citizens of the UK will be going to the polls (having an election) to decide who will form the next government. This kind of election is known as a general election. The country is divided into 650 areas, called constituencies. Each constituency elects a member of parliament (MP) to

Read More 

e-juice noun

April 27, 2015
the liquid content in an e-cigarette, which includes nicotine and may be flavoured in various ways Contestants…suck on a modified vaper until they’ve filled their chest cavity with enough vaporised nicotine “e-juice” to shoot out a belch of white smoke upwards of 4ft long.

Read More