Definitions for: Ticklish

[adj] difficult to handle; requiring great tact; "delicate negotiations with the big powers"; "hesitates to be explicit on so ticklish a matter"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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

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

3. Difficult; nice; critical; as, a ticklish business.

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

Synonyms: delicate, difficult, hard

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