arousing or exciting in an agreeable, often sexual way: titillating gossip.
- tit·il·lat·ing·ly, adverb
- un·tit·il·lat·ing, adjective
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How to use titillating in a sentence
As attractive to women as it was titillating to men, this image sold product.From Britney to Buffy, We're Suddenly Rethinking Postfeminist Pop Culture—and Nothing Could Be Healthier | Judy Berman | March 2, 2021 | Time
They either have a tendency to hyperbolize and make life much more glamorous and titillating than it is, or the other way.Coffee Talk with Ethan Hawke: On ‘Boyhood,’ Jennifer Lawrence, and Bill Clinton’s Urinal Exchange | Marlow Stern | December 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Indeed--she has helped educate the world on the titillating culture of kink.
For the audience it is titillating to hear a man stand on stage saying “those words.”
Imagine that, a network television show realizing that gay sex can be hot and titillating, too.How to Get Away With Gayness: Shonda Rhimes Kills TV’s Sex Stereotypes | Kevin Fallon | September 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 Book of Humorous Verse | Various
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