Translation of ticklish in Spanish:

ticklish

Pronunciation: /ˈtɪklɪʃ/

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 [person] to be ticklish tener* cosquillas, ser* cosquilloso or (Mexico/México) cosquilludo
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    • The constant public childish bickering that had been going on between them ever since Matt had grown so irritable and ticklish some months ago could not have gone unnoticed.
    1.2 [problem/situation] peliagudo, delicado
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    • ‘In terms of the allegations, this is a very ticklish situation, and what we are trying to do is get all the available opinions, including some legal advice,’ he said.
    • Again, kudos o'plenty are definitely in order for your discrete handling of a very ticklish situation.
    • In addition, there is the ticklish problem of reparations.

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.