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English definition of “ticklish”

ticklish

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

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.
(Definition of ticklish from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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