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    teasing

    teasing - Dictionary definition and meaning for word teasing

    Definition
    (noun) the act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule); provoking someone with persistent annoyances
    Synonyms : ribbing , tantalization , tease
    Example Sentence
    • he ignored their teases
    • his ribbing was gentle but persistent
    Definition
    (noun) playful vexation
    Example Sentence
    • the parody was just a form of teasing
    Definition
    (noun) the act of removing tangles from you hair with a comb
    Synonyms : comb-out
    Definition
    (adj) playfully vexing (especially by ridicule)
    Synonyms : mocking , quizzical
    Example Sentence
    • his face wore a somewhat quizzical almost impertinent air
    Definition
    (adj) arousing sexual desire without intending to satisfy it
    Example Sentence
    • her lazy teasing smile
    Definition
    (adj) causing irritation or annoyance
    Example Sentence
    • tapping an annoying rhythm on his glass with his fork
    • aircraft noise is particularly bothersome near the airport
    • found it galling to have to ask permission
    • an irritating delay
    • nettlesome paperwork
    • a pesky mosquito
    • swarms of pestering gnats
    • a plaguey newfangled safety catch
    • a teasing and persistent thought annoyed him
    • a vexatious child
    • it is vexing to have to admit you are wrong
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