Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Ticklish character or quality.
  • noun Unsteady, unstable, or insecure state or character: as, the ticklishness of a seat or of a boat.
  • noun Difficulty; difficult, perplexing, or critical character or state: as, the ticklishness of some undertaking.

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  • noun The property of being ticklish.

Etymologies

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From ticklish +‎ -ness.

Examples

  • The ticklishness is a response to being touched in a certain way by another person.

    The Burglar Who Studied Spinoza

  • I followed, almost unaware of the ticklishness of the exploit to a tyro, so buoyed up was I by her example and by my scorn of the weaklings for'ard.

    CHAPTER XXXIV

  • Ben eased his body against hers, patiently working past her ticklishness.

    Parents Behaving Badly

  • Ben eased his body against hers, patiently working past her ticklishness.

    Parents Behaving Badly

  • She had heard somewhere that ticklishness made girls more appealing.

    Labor Policy

  • "In cases such as yours," they began, "let's speak frankly, in cases of ... amputation, it is not uncommon to encounter the selfsame itches, burns, ticklishness shooting as before from the direction of the ... amputee."

    Bradley Burston: A Place at the Passover Table - for Pharoah

  • She shivered beneath his touch, a reflex he almost mistook for ticklishness until she grasped his hand and pressed it beneath the lapel of her uniform, wanting him to repeat the caress.

    Heaven Lake

  • She shivered beneath his touch, a reflex he almost mistook for ticklishness until she grasped his hand and pressed it beneath the lapel of her uniform, wanting him to repeat the caress.

    Heaven Lake

  • She shivered beneath his touch, a reflex he almost mistook for ticklishness until she grasped his hand and pressed it beneath the lapel of her uniform, wanting him to repeat the caress.

    Heaven Lake

  • She shivered beneath his touch, a reflex he almost mistook for ticklishness until she grasped his hand and pressed it beneath the lapel of her uniform, wanting him to repeat the caress.

    Heaven Lake

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