Ficklest vs Ticklest - What's the difference?

ficklest | ticklest |

As an adjective ficklest

is (fickle).

As a verb ticklest is

(archaic) (tickle).




  • (fickle)

  • fickle


    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) fikil, fikil, from (etyl) {{term, ficol, , fickle, cunning, tricky , deceitful, lang=ang}}, equivalent to . More at (l).


  • Quick to change one’s opinion or allegiance; insincere; not loyal or reliable.
  • (figurative) changeable
  • * 2014, (Paul Salopek), Blessed. Cursed. Claimed. , National Geographic (December 2014)[]
  • To the south, the vast geometrical deserts of Arabian nomads, a redoubt of feral movement, of fickle winds, of open space, of saddle leather—home to the wild Bedouin tribes.
    Derived terms
    * (l) * (l)

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) fikelen, from .


  • To deceive; flatter.
  • To puzzle; perplex; nonplus.
  • ticklest



  • (archaic) (tickle)

  • tickle




    (en noun)
  • The act of tickling.
  • A feeling resembling the result of tickling.
  • I have a persistent tickle in my throat.
  • (Newfoundland) A narrow strait.
  • * 2004 , (Richard Fortey), The Earth , Folio Society 2011, p. 169:
  • Cow Head itself is a prominent headland connected to the settlement by a natural causeway, or ‘tickle ’ as the Newfoundlanders prefer it.


  • To touch repeatedly or stroke delicately in a manner which causes the recipient to feel a usually pleasant sensation of tingling or titillation.
  • He tickled Nancy's tummy, and she started to giggle.
  • * Shakespeare
  • If you tickle us, do we not laugh?
  • (of a body part) To feel as if the body part in question is being tickled.
  • My nose tickles , and I'm going to sneeze!
  • To appeal to someone's taste, curiosity etc.
  • To cause delight or amusement in.
  • He was tickled to receive such a wonderful gift.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • Pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Such a nature / Tickled with good success, disdains the shadow / Which he treads on at noon.
  • To feel titillation.
  • * Spenser
  • He with secret joy therefore / Did tickle inwardly in every vein.

    Derived terms

    (terms derived from the verb "tickle") * tickle someone's fancy * tickle the dragon's tail * tickle the ivories * tickle pink * tickler * ticklish * tickly


    (en adjective)
  • Changeable, capricious; insecure.
  • * 1590 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , III.4:
  • So ticle be the termes of mortall state, / And full of subtile sophismes, which do play / With double senses, and with false debate [...].