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  • v. Present participle of titillate.
  • adj. Pleasantly and sensually exciting.
  • adj. Arousing.

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

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


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  • 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.

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

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  • 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.

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

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  • This poster should be banned because it uses the word "titillating," which contains the word "tit," AND WE CANNOT CORRUPT OUR YOUTH WITH NAUGHTINESS.

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  • Her mysteries at once present Jews in a positive way but also allow for a kind of titillating voyeurism.

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  • Last week, NBC-TV reported on the trend toward ever-sexier Halloween costumes for young girls, which has produced pintsized hordes of hooker-esque six-year-olds wearing the kind of titillating French maid get-ups that have long been a staple of pornography.

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  • So, the problem we had in the past at the camp in Northern Kuwait, where I have been based is that, these first reports are almost always kind of titillating and everybody is very curious and wants to rush out to a site, but often times, at least until now, it has not produced the smoking gun that the administration has been looking for.

    CNN Transcript Apr 4, 2003

  • I suspect she took it all in her stride or perhaps she is now scouring the bookshelves at home looking for the the book to sneak a titillating peak much in the way she may have once done with Lady Chatterley’s Lover.

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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