Ticklish 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. [1913 Webster]

2. Standing so as to be liable to totter and fall at the slightest touch; unfixed; easily affected; unstable. [1913 Webster]

Can any man with comfort lodge in a condition so dismally ticklish? --Barrow. [1913 Webster]

3. Difficult; nice; critical; as, a ticklish business. [1913 Webster]

Surely princes had need, in tender matters and ticklish times, to beware what they say. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] -- {Tic"klish*ly}, adv. -- {Tic"klish*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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