HyperDic: teasing

English > 6 senses of the word teasing:
NOUNactteasing, tease, ribbing, tantalizationthe act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule)
actteasingplayful vexation
actteasing, comb-outthe act of removing tangles from you hair with a comb
ADJECTIVEallteasing, mocking, quizzicalplayfully vexing (especially by ridicule)
allteasingarousing sexual desire without intending to satisfy it
allteasing, annoying, bothersome, galling, irritating, nettlesome, pesky, pestering, pestiferous, plaguy, plaguey, vexatious, vexingcausing irritation or annoyance
teasing > pronunciation
Soundstiy'zihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > teasing: 6 senses > adjective 1
Meaningplayfully vexing (especially by ridicule).
Synonymsmocking, quizzical
BroaderplayfulFull of fun and high spirits
Spanishburlón, irónico, sarcástico
Catalanirònic, sarcàstic
Adverbsteasinglyin a playfully teasing manner
English > teasing: 6 senses > adjective 2
MeaningArousing sexual desire without intending to satisfy it.
Example"her lazy teasing smile"
Broaderseductivetending to entice into a desired action or state
English > teasing: 6 senses > adjective 3
MeaningCausing irritation or annoyance.
Example "a teasing and persistent thought annoyed him"
Synonymsannoying, bothersome, galling, irritating, nettlesome, pesky, pestering, pestiferous, plaguy, plaguey, vexatious, vexing
Broaderdisagreeablenot to your liking
Spanishcargante, enfadoso, enojoso, fastidioso, irritante, molesto, pesado, vejatorio
Catalanempipador, emprenyador, enfadós, enutjós, irritant, molest, ofenós, pesat, vexador, vexant, vexatori
English > teasing: 6 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule); provoking someone with persistent annoyances.
Synonymstease, ribbing, tantalization
Broaderharassment, molestationThe act of tormenting by continued persistent attacks / attacks and criticism
Spanishburla, vacile
Catalanprovocar, vacil·lar
Verbsteaseharass with persistent criticism or carping
English > teasing: 6 senses > noun 2, act
Meaningplayful vexation.
Example"the parody was just a form of teasing"
Broaderplay, frolic, romp, gambol, capergay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement
Spanishburla, guasa, tomada de pelo
Catalanburla, escarni, mofa
English > teasing: 6 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of removing tangles from you hair with a comb.
Synonymcomb-out
Broadercomb, combingThe act of drawing a comb through hair
Verbsteaseruffle (one's hair) by combing the ends towards the scalp, for a full effect

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