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Meaning of ticklish

tick•lish

Pronunciation: (tik'lish), [key]
— adj.
  1. sensitive to tickling.
  2. requiring careful or delicate handling or action; difficult or risky; dicey: a ticklish situation.
  3. extremely sensitive; touchy: He is ticklish about being interrupted.
  4. unstable or easily upset, as a boat; unsteady.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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