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Definition 1: the act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule); provoking someone with persistent annoyances - [noun denoting act]

Samples where teasing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he ignored their teases
  • his ribbing was gentle but persistent

Synonyms for teasing in the sense of this definition

(teasing is a kind of ...) the act of tormenting by continued persistent attacks and criticism

Definition 2: playful vexation - [noun denoting act]

Samples where teasing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the parody was just a form of teasing

(teasing is a kind of ...) gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement

"it was all done in play" "their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly"

Definition 3: the act of removing tangles from you hair with a comb - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for teasing in the sense of this definition

(teasing is a kind of ...) the act of drawing a comb through hair

"his hair needed a comb"

Definition 4: causing irritation or annoyance - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where teasing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for teasing in the sense of this definition

(teasing is similar to ...) not to your liking

"a disagreeable situation"

Definition 5: playfully vexing (especially by ridicule) - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where teasing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his face wore a somewhat quizzical almost impertinent air

Synonyms for teasing in the sense of this definition

(teasing is similar to ...) full of fun and high spirits

"playful children just let loose from school"

Definition 6: arousing sexual desire without intending to satisfy it - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where teasing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • her lazy teasing smile

(teasing is similar to ...) tending to entice into a desired action or state

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