Titillative

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Titillative Tending or serving to titillate, or tickle; tickling.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • titillative Tending to titillate or tickle.
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Usage

In literature:

If you are going to titillate my vanity, I succumb.
"Confidence" by Henry James
The public were titillated; they were already on the grin.
"Nana, The Miller's Daughter, Captain Burle, Death of Olivier Becaille" by Emile Zola
He had a number of titillations out of concealing the gin-bottle under his coat and out of hiding it in his desk.
"Babbitt" by Sinclair Lewis
They swathe him about so thickly that the pricks of fate scarce penetrate to him, or become but a pleasant titillation.
"The Wheels of Chance" by H. G. Wells
It was all the more violently titillating because the slightest motion was significant and dangerous.
"A Start in Life" by Honore de Balzac
The titillating odour of this concoction came now, on the breeze, to the nostrils of Tansey, awakening in him hunger for it.
"Roads of Destiny" by O. Henry
But the flutter failed to reach or to titillate the steady eyes.
"His Dog" by Albert Payson Terhune
Is it possible that even this does not titillate your nerves?
"Yama (The Pit)" by Alexandra Kuprin
He experienced endless enjoyment, was titillated by the most enticing temptation.
"The Fortune of the Rougons" by Emile Zola
TITILLATION, that which tickles the senses, as a perfume.
"The Poetaster" by Ben Jonson
TITILLATION, that which tickles the senses, as a perfume.
"Sejanus: His Fall" by Ben Jonson
TITILLATION, that which tickles the senses, as a perfume.
"Every Man In His Humor" by Ben Jonson
He felt, as it were, the titillation of forming fat which spread slowly all over his body.
"The Fat and the Thin" by Emile Zola
I liked her expression; it titillated more than it tingled.
"A Writer's Recollections (In Two Volumes), Volume II" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Thus the titillations of the eye are rapid as lightning.
"Delsarte System of Oratory" by Various
They were luxurious, refined, sensual, titillating, exquisite, tender, compact, of striking poses and subtle new tones.
"The Pretty Lady" by Arnold E. Bennett
Scaliger proposed to class titillation as a sixth, or separate, sense.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 4 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
Rarely he would titillate my then small and unerect penis.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 5 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
An evening in similar titillating vein waited just ahead.
"V. V.'s Eyes" by Henry Sydnor Harrison
It was a nervous, titillating, pinching feeling.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
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In poetry:

Pretty fly! do not tickle her so;
How delighted to teaze her you seem;
Titillation is dangerous, I know,
And may cause the dear creature to dream.
"To A Fly: On The Bosom of Chloe, While Sleeping" by Thomas Gent

In news:

The Dr Demento of classical music, Jim Svejda titillates and provokes listeners, making KUSC a national treasure.
At its Byham Theater concert last night, the company presented a program that was titillating, soothing and refreshing all at the same time.
Still, I can't help but be titillated by their mention of transgendered bands like Lez Zeppelin and (male) Madonna.
The superstar's latest spectacle was as thought-provoking as it was titillating in L.A.
Time 's titillating cover overshadows article's substance.
H2O Sushi offers titillating surprises.
Even though these qualities seem mutually exclusive, they coexist in places whose primary function is to entertain, mesmerize, and titillate.
They call it a "titillating" work environment, and they are not complaining, but short " Hooters Girls" of their tips and you may have a law suit on your hands.
Titillation of Petraeus affair comes at a high cost for America.
A treasure trove of trailers that titillate.
The show was meant to titillate and deceive – yet another bit of noxious rot in what I have often called television's bottomless chum bucket (hat-tip to Sideshow Bob).
Ann Rule book gives titillating tidbits.
A prosecutor cleared the former mayor of Toulouse, Dominique Baudis, of any involvement in a reported sadomasochistic ring, bringing to a close a sordid and thinly sourced tale that titillated France for six months.
Facts twisted to titillate , rather than inform.
Bolaris' fiancee sends titillating tweets.
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In science:

As it stands, the most titillating question of neutrino physics no longer is if these elusive particles have masses at all, but rather if a fourth, hitherto unsuspected and otherwise noninteracting degree of freedom exists to reconcile all current indications for neutrino oscillations.
Neutrino Astrophysics at the Cross Roads
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