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titillated

ti tuh lay tid

  • v  touch (a body part) lightly so as to excite the surface nerves and cause uneasiness, laughter, or spasmodic movements
  • v  excite pleasurably or erotically
  • s  feeling mild pleasurable excitement

  • To live every week like it's Shark Week, then, might be a metaphor for living in our media environment: to spend every week titillated by unlikely threats, getting whipped into .
  • In some ways, the puritanical swimsuit now seems to be on the other torso a new French squeamishness that will doubtless leave some Americans, well, titillated.
  • PTI titillated readers with excerpts from her diary, revelations that PTI called "as purple as the ink they were written in.
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  • David Shaw in BBC News
    This is the most exciting time in their life. These are young men with high levels of testosterone crashing through their cranium. They want to be titillated. They want to be like rebels without a cause. They want to make that video game real. But... Curtis Sliwa http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curtis_Sliwa&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNEG5FG1kd8ear2CNynk_MZph3vr9A San Jose Mercury News http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.mercurynews.com/crime/ci_8247955&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGF1emIgOAiTc14I64oPsGSR3sgvg Feb 13, 2008 100443 133368 titillated Giving evidence Shaw said: I logged on because I was intrigued, and I suspect, I'm ashamed to say, I was slightly titillated by the thought of having a conversation."
  • Jonathan Katz in Boston Globe (registration)
    It made me a national act, which meant I could go to Dayton and get paid,Katz says. "But people in the '80s wanted to be titillated and insulted. And I was doing stuff like: 'My aunt died last week. She was cremated. [Pause.] We think...

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