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Meaning & Definition of Teasing in English

English

Teasing

/tizɪŋ/

noun

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • tease
  • ,
  • teasing
  • ,
  • ribbing
  • ,
  • tantalization

2. Playful vexation

  • "The parody was just a form of teasing"
    synonym:
  • teasing

3. The act of removing tangles from you hair with a comb

    synonym:
  • comb-out
  • ,
  • teasing

adjective

1. Playfully vexing (especially by ridicule)

  • "His face wore a somewhat quizzical almost impertinent air"- lawrence durrell
    synonym:
  • mocking
  • ,
  • teasing
  • ,
  • quizzical

2. Arousing sexual desire without intending to satisfy it

  • "Her lazy teasing smile"
    synonym:
  • teasing

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • annoying
  • ,
  • bothersome
  • ,
  • galling
  • ,
  • irritating
  • ,
  • nettlesome
  • ,
  • pesky
  • ,
  • pestering
  • ,
  • pestiferous
  • ,
  • plaguy
  • ,
  • plaguey
  • ,
  • teasing
  • ,
  • vexatious
  • ,
  • vexing