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ticklishadjective

 us   /ˈtɪk·lɪʃ/
quick to ​laugh if someone ​lightlytouchesyourskin: Are you ticklish? A ticklish ​situation is one that ​needs to be ​dealt with ​carefully.
(Definition of ticklish from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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ticklishadjective

uk   us   /ˈtɪk.l̩.ɪʃ/ /-lɪʃ/

ticklish adjective (SKIN)

If you are ticklish, you ​quicklyfeeluncomfortable when someone ​lightlytouchesyourskin 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)
Translations of “ticklish”
in Chinese (Simplified) 皮肤, 怕痒的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 皮膚, 怕癢的…
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