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teasing

noun

2 teasing

Playful vexation.



3 teasing

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

synonym: comb-out.

adjective

1 teasing

Playfully vexing (especially by ridicule).

synonyms: mocking, quizzical.

2 teasing

Arousing sexual desire without intending to satisfy it.

3 teasing

Causing irritation or annoyance:
— A teasing and persistent thought annoyed him.

synonyms: annoying, bothersome, galling, irritating, nettlesome, pesky, pestering, pestiferous, plaguey, plaguy ... show more.

Roget 830: causing pain, hurting etc. v.; hurtful etc. (bad) 649; painful; dolorific, dolorous; unpleasant; unpleasing, ... show more


Moby thesaurus: aggravating, alluring, annoying, appealing, appetizing, attractive, bantering, beguiling, bewitching, blandishing, blandishment, booing, bothering, bothersome, buttonholing, cajolement, cajolery, cajoling, captivating, catcalling ... show more.

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tease

noun

1 tease

Someone given to teasing (as by mocking or stirring curiosity).

synonyms: annoyer, teaser, vexer.

2 tease

A seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men.

synonyms: coquette, flirt, minx, prickteaser, vamp, vamper.

Dutch: brutale meid, fatale vrouw, verleidster, femme fatale, vamp
Polish: kokieta, zalotnica

3 tease

The act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule); provoking someone with persistent annoyances:
— He ignored their teases.

synonyms: ribbing, tantalization, teasing.

Dutch: plagen
Polish: dogryzienie, dokuczenie

verb

1 tease

Annoy persistently:
— The children teased the boy because of his stammer.

synonyms: badger, beleaguer, bug, pester.

Roget 830: cause pain, occasion pain, give pain, bring pain, induce pain, produce pain, create pain, inflict pain etc. 828; pain, hurt, wound.    pinch, ... show more

Roget 835: aggravate, render worse, heighten, embitter, sour; exacerbate; exasperate, envenom; enrage, provoke, tease.    add fuel to the fire, add fuel to the flame; fan the flame ... show more

Dutch: pesten, plagen

2 tease

Harass with persistent criticism or carping:
— The children teased the new teacher.

synonyms: bait, cod, rag, rally, razz, ride, tantalise, tantalize, taunt, twit.

Roget 907: be malevolent etc. adj.; bear spleen, harbor spleen, bear a grudge, harbor a grudge, bear malice; betray the cloven foot, show the cloven foot.    hurt etc. (physical pain) 378; ... show more

Roget 856: ridicule, deride, mock, taunt; snigger; laugh in one's sleeve; tease [ridicule lightly], badinage, banter, rally, chaff, joke, ... show more

Dutch: martelen, hekelen, mienen, narren, sarren, tergen, treiteren, zuigen

3 tease

To arouse hope, desire, or curiosity without satisfying them.

4 tease

Tear into pieces.

5 tease

Raise the nap of (fabrics).

6 tease

Disentangle and raise the fibers of:
— Tease wool.

synonyms: loosen, tease apart.

7 tease

Separate the fibers of:
— Tease wool.

synonym: card.

Dutch: plagen

8 tease

Mock or make fun of playfully.

9 tease

Ruffle (one's hair) by combing the ends towards the scalp, for a full effect.

synonym: fluff.


Moby thesaurus: Artful Dodger, Casanova, Don Juan, Machiavel, Machiavelli, Machiavellian, actor, aggravate, annoy, annoyer, appeal, apply pressure, attract, badger, badgerer, baffle, bafflement, bait, balk, bamboozler ... show more.

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