• (British) IPA: /ˈtɪk(ə)lɪʃ/


  1. Sensitive or susceptible to being tickled.
    She is ticklish only on her tummy and the bottoms of her feet.
  2. Touchy, sensitive, or delicate.
    • 1977, John Le Carré, The Honourable Schoolboy, Folio Society 2010, page 162:
      Opening round three, Enderby moved the ticklish issue of whether to advise the Hong Kong government of the intelligence regarding Ko.
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