from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Sensitive to tickling.
  • adjective Easily offended or upset; touchy.
  • adjective Requiring skillful or tactful handling; delicate.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Easily moved or unbalanced; unsteady; unstable; uncertain; inconstant.
  • Dubious; difficult; critical.
  • Easily tickled: tickly; touchy: as, the sole of the foot is very ticklish; a ticklish person.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Sensible to slight touches; easily tickled.
  • adjective Standing so as to be liable to totter and fall at the slightest touch; unfixed; easily affected; unstable.
  • adjective Difficult; nice; critical.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Sensitive or susceptible to being tickled.
  • adjective Touchy, sensitive, or delicate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective difficult to handle; requiring great tact


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From tickle +‎ -ish.


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