ticklishness

ticklish

[tik-lish]
adjective
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.

Origin:
1575–85; tickle + -ish1

ticklishly, adverb
ticklishness, noun
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ticklish (ˈtɪklɪʃ)
 
adj
1.  susceptible and sensitive to being tickled
2.  delicate or difficult: a ticklish situation
3.  easily upset or offended
 
'ticklishly
 
adv
 
'ticklishness
 
n

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