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teasing

 
Adjective teasing has 3 senses
  1. mocking, teasing, quizzical - playfully vexing (especially by ridicule); "his face wore a somewhat quizzical almost impertinent air"- Lawrence Durrell
    Antonyms: unplayful, serious, sober (indirect, via playful)
  2. teasing - arousing sexual desire without intending to satisfy it; "her lazy teasing smile"
    Antonym:
    unseductive (indirect, via seductive)
  3. annoying, bothersome, galling, irritating, nettlesome, pesky, pestering, pestiferous, plaguy, plaguey, teasing, vexatious, vexing - causing irritation or annoyance; "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"
    Antonym: agreeable (indirect, via disagreeable)
Noun teasing has 3 senses
  1. tease, teasing, ribbing - the act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule); provoking someone with persistent annoyances; "he ignored their teases"; "his ribbing was gentle but persistent"
    --1 is a kind of harassment, molestation
    Derived form: verb tease2
  2. teasing - playful vexation; "the parody was just a form of teasing"
    --2 is a kind of
    play, frolic, romp, gambol, caper
  3. comb-out, teasing - the act of removing tangles from you hair with a comb
    --3 is a kind of comb, combing
    Derived form: verb tease9
Verb tease has 9 senses
  1. tease, badger, pester, bug, beleaguer - annoy persistently; "The children teased the boy because of his stammer"
    --1 is one way to torment, rag, bedevil, crucify, dun, frustrate
    Derived forms: noun tease3, noun tease1, noun teaser2
    Sample sentence:
    Sam cannot tease Sue
  2. tease, razz, rag, cod, tantalize, tantalise, bait, taunt, twit, rally, ride - harass with persistent criticism or carping; "The children teased the new teacher"; "Don't ride me so hard over my failure"; "His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie"
    --2 is one way to mock, bemock
    Derived forms: noun tease3, noun tease1, noun teaser2, noun teasing1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  3. tease - to arouse hope, desire, or curiosity without satisfying them; "The advertisement is intended to tease the customers"; "She has a way of teasing men with her flirtatious behavior"
    --3 is one way to
    manipulate, keep in line, control
    Derived form: noun tease2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  4. tease - tear into pieces; "tease tissue for microscopic examinations"
    --4 is one way to
    shred, tear up, rip up
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  5. tease - raise the nap of (fabrics)
    --5 is one way to
    change surface
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  6. tease, tease apart, loosen - disentangle and raise the fibers of; "tease wool"
    --6 is one way to disentangle, unsnarl, straighten out
    Derived forms: noun teaser7, noun teaser1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  7. tease, card - separate the fibers of; "tease wool"
    --7 is one way to separate
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  8. tease - mock or make fun of playfully; "the flirting man teased the young woman"
    --8 is one way to
    ridicule, roast, guy, blackguard, laugh at, jest at, rib, make fun, poke fun
    Derived forms: noun tease2, noun teaser2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s somebody
  9. tease, fluff - ruffle (one's hair) by combing towards the ends towards the scalp, for a full effect
    --9 is one way to comb, comb out, disentangle
    Derived form: noun teasing3
    Sample sentence:
    They tease their hair
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