Arousing desire or expectation for something unattainable or mockingly out of reach:
— A tantalizing taste of success.
Moby thesaurus: acceptable, adorable, agitating, agreeable, alluring, appealing, appetizing, attractive, beguiling, bewitching, blandishing, breathtaking, cajoling, captivating, catching, charged, charismatic, charming, cliff-hanging, coaxing ... show more.
Harass with persistent criticism or carping.
Roget 509: be disappointed; look blank, look blue; look aghast, stand aghast etc. (wonder) 870; find to one's cost; laugh on the wrong side of one's mouth; find one a false prophet. not realize one's hope, not realize one's expectation. ... show more
Dutch: martelen, hekelen, mienen, narren, sarren, tergen, treiteren, zuigen
Moby thesaurus: affect the interest, allure, annoy, appeal, attract, badger, baffle, bait, balk, be attractive, becharm, beckon, bedevil, beleaguer, bewitch, bilk, captivate, carry away, cast down, charm ... show more.
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