Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb titillate

2 senses of titillate

Sense 1
tickle, titillate, vellicate -- (touch (a body part) lightly so as to excite the surface nerves and cause uneasiness, laughter, or spasmodic movements)
       => itch -- (have or perceive an itch; "I'm itching--the air is so dry!")

Sense 2
titillate -- (excite pleasurably or erotically; "A titillating story appeared in the usually conservative magazine")
       => stimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stir -- (stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country")

Antonyms of adj titillating

3 senses of titillating

Sense 1
titillating -- (pleasantly and superficially exciting)

INDIRECT (VIA exciting) -> unexciting -- (not exciting; "an unexciting novel"; "lived an unexciting life")

Sense 2
erotic, titillating -- (giving sexual pleasure; sexually arousing)

INDIRECT (VIA sexy) -> unsexy -- (not sexually aroused or arousing)

Sense 3
tickling, tingling, titillating -- (exciting by touching lightly so as to cause laughter or twitching movements)

INDIRECT (VIA exciting) -> unexciting -- (not exciting; "an unexciting novel"; "lived an unexciting life")

Similarity of adj titillating

3 senses of titillating

Sense 1
titillating -- (pleasantly and superficially exciting)
       => exciting (vs. unexciting) -- (creating or arousing excitement; "an exciting account of her trip")

Sense 2
erotic, titillating -- (giving sexual pleasure; sexually arousing)
       => sexy (vs. unsexy) -- (marked by or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest; "feeling sexy"; "sexy clothes"; "sexy poses"; "a sexy book"; "sexy jokes")

Sense 3
tickling, tingling, titillating -- (exciting by touching lightly so as to cause laughter or twitching movements)
       => exciting (vs. unexciting) -- (creating or arousing excitement; "an exciting account of her trip")

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