[ tit-l-ey-ting ]
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  1. arousing or exciting in an agreeable, often sexual way: titillating gossip.

Origin of titillating

First recorded in 1670–80; titillat(e) + -ing2

Other words from titillating

  • tit·il·lat·ing·ly, adverb
  • un·tit·il·lat·ing, adjective

Words Nearby titillating

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How to use titillating in a sentence

  • The repetition of that became as tastelessly titillating as showing us a torn arm or a decomposing torso.

  • Knows he that never took a pinch, Nosey, the pleasure thence which flows, Knows he the titillating joysWhich my nose knows?

  • The titillating odour of this concoction came now, on the breeze, to the nostrils of Tansey, awakening in him hunger for it.

    Roads of Destiny | O. Henry
  • There are ten thousand agencies and instrumentalities titillating the surface, smoothing, pulverizing, and vulgarizing the top.

    Fresh Fields | John Burroughs
  • The mental picture of that young couple filled his whole being with a strange titillating warmth.

    The Cottage of Delight | Will N. Harben
  • He had faced danger and tragedy since he could toddle, and fear had never overridden the titillating sense of adventure.

    Cow-Country | B. M. Bower