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Definition of ticklish:

  1. Difficult; nice; critical; as, a ticklish business.
  2. Sensible to slight touches; easily tickled; as, the sole of the foot is very ticklish; the hardened palm of the hand is not ticklish.
  3. Standing so as to be liable to totter and fall at the slightest touch; unfixed; easily affected; unstable.

Synonyms:

precarious, whimsical, feisty, mercurial, temperamental, touchy, easy, uncertain, change, awkward, frail, hard, freakish, fantastical, irritable, finespun, changeable, capricious, intricate, fragile, inconstant, huffy, soft, inconsistent, touch-and-go, erratic, thin-skinned, unpredictable, hypersensitive, delicate, variable, volatile, difficult, unstable, fickle, prickly, continue, unsteady, sensitive, fantastic.

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