Friday, July 17, 2009

Titillate

Definition: (from dictionary.com)
-verb (used with object)
1. to excite or arouse agreeably
2. to tickle; excite a tingling or itching sensation in, as by touching or stroking lightly

Examples:
"The film attempts to titillate viewers with extensive special effects."
"His plan is to titillate her with his dance moves and then ask her out."

Origin: (from etymonline.com)
"1610s, back formation from titillation (early 15c., 'pleasing excitement,' from Latin titillationem (nominative titillatio) 'a tickling,' noun of action from titillare 'to tickle,' imitative of giggling)."

Awkwardness rating: 9

What a titillating program! (gainesvillescene.com)