Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Sensitive to tickling.
  • adj. Easily offended or upset; touchy.
  • adj. Requiring skillful or tactful handling; delicate: a ticklish matter.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

  • adj. difficult to handle; requiring great tact

Etymologies

From tickle +‎ -ish. (Wiktionary)

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