Definitions

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  • verb Present participle of titillate.
  • adjective Pleasantly and sensually exciting.
  • adjective Arousing.

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

  • adjective pleasantly and superficially exciting
  • adjective exciting by touching lightly so as to cause laughter or twitching movements
  • adjective giving sexual pleasure; sexually arousing

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Examples

  • Working part-time as a telephone-dating operator, Nico Hayashi has plenty of clients eager to engage her in titillating conversation.

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  • And with each successive viewing as time has progressed, I find it more unsettling, and not the least bit titillating, which is how I'm sure Louis Malle intended it.

    Alex Simon: My First R-rated Movie or... How I Became the James Bond of Covert Forbidden Film Viewing

  • In an example of what has been called titillating "climate porn," we have been warned that warming might make malaria endemic in Vermont.

    Global Warming solutions: The Medievalization of the world...

  • In an example of what has been called titillating "climate porn," we have been warned that warming might make malaria endemic in Vermont.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • In an example of what has been called titillating "climate porn," we have been warned that warming might make malaria endemic in Vermont.

    An Inconvenient Price

  • At any rate, it does seem true that a young woman may sometimes behave in a way that can be called titillating, and that men take such behavior as being directed entirely at them.

    The Women’s Room

  • At any rate, it does seem true that a young woman may sometimes behave in a way that can be called titillating, and that men take such behavior as being directed entirely at them.

    The Women’s Room

  • At any rate, it does seem true that a young woman may sometimes behave in a way that can be called titillating, and that men take such behavior as being directed entirely at them.

    The Women’s Room

  • In fact, I find them morbidly titillating, which is why the Post puts them there in the first place.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • In fact, I find them morbidly titillating, which is why the Post puts them there in the first place.

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  • "I'm going to agree with the pornification point. It takes me out of the show. I become aware of the set, and start thinking about how gratuitous it is. It's so posed and unnatural that it's more cringeworthy than titillating."

    Source: What are some criticisms of Game of Thrones?

    January 22, 2018