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Synonyms for tickle
ˈtɪk əl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tickle(noun)

    a cutaneous sensation often resulting from light stroking

    titillation, tickling

  2. tickle, tickling, titillation(verb)

    the act of tickling

    titillation, tickling

  3. tickle, titillate, vellicate(verb)

    touch (a body part) lightly so as to excite the surface nerves and cause uneasiness, laughter, or spasmodic movements

    vibrate, titillate, thrill, pinch, vellicate

  4. thrill, tickle, vibrate(verb)

    feel sudden intense sensation or emotion

    "he was thrilled by the speed and the roar of the engine"

    tickle pink, resonate, hover, vellicate, shiver, shudder, oscillate, throb, exalt, titillate, thrill, vacillate, vibrate, exhilarate, inebriate, beatify

  5. tickle(verb)

    touch or stroke lightly

    "The grass tickled her calves"

    vibrate, titillate, thrill, vellicate

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. tickle

    titillate, please, gratify, amuse

    irritate, hurt, annoy, vex

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. tickle(v. a.)


  2. tickle(v. a.)

    please (by trifles), delight, gladden, rejoice, gratify, make glad, give joy to, take one's fancy, do one's heart good

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. tickle(v)

    titillate, please, delight, gladden

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  1. Sharon Lewin:

    This trial clearly demonstrates that disulfiram is not toxic and is safe to use, and could quite possibly be the game changer we need, the dosage of disulfiram we used provided more of a tickle than a kick to the virus, but this could be enough. Even though the drug was only given for three days, we saw a clear increase in( the) virus in( the) plasma, which was very encouraging.

  2. Brad Pitt:

    A couple of things: I dont know if I would describe the tests as beautiful unless your idea of beauty is having a cotton swab tickle your brain, also, when he said Everyone can get a test, what he meant was: almost no one.

  3. William Schaffner:

    It's not a tickle in your throat. You're not just clearing your throat. It's not just irritated. You're not putting anything out, you're not coughing anything up, the cough is bothersome, it's coming from your breastbone or sternum. and you can tell that your bronchial tubes are inflamed or irritated.

  4. Vikrant Parsai:

    It is very difficult to tickle a hungry person.

  5. Deanna Maher:

    He was trying to feel me up with his right hand, i kept pushing his hand away. Then he put his hand on my neck and started trying to tickle me. We were on I-75, and he was driving erratically. I was saved by the bell because we got pulled over by the police for the way he was driving.

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