Friday, July 17, 2009


Definition: (from
-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

"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
"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! (

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