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Princeton's WordNet

  1. flirt, flirting, flirtation, coquetry, dalliance, toyingnoun

    playful behavior intended to arouse sexual interest

Wikipedia

  1. Flirting

    Flirting or coquetry is a social and sexual behavior involving spoken or written communication, as well as body language, by one person to another, either to suggest interest in a deeper relationship with the other person, or if done playfully, for amusement. In most cultures, it is socially disapproved for a person to make explicit sexual advances in public, or in private to someone not romantically acquainted, but indirect or suggestive advances may at times be considered acceptable.Flirting usually involves speaking and behaving in a way that suggests a mildly greater intimacy than the actual relationship between the parties would justify, though within the rules of social etiquette, which generally disapproves of a direct expression of sexual interest in the given setting. This may be accomplished by communicating a sense of playfulness or irony. Double entendres (where one meaning is more formally appropriate, and another more suggestive) may be used. Body language can include flicking the hair, eye contact, brief touching, open stances, proximity, and other gestures. Flirting may be done in an under-exaggerated, shy or frivolous style. Vocal communication of interest can include, for example, alterations in vocal tone (such as pace, volume, and intonation), challenges (including teasing, questions, qualifying, and feigned disinterest), which may serve to increase tension, and to test intention and congruity, and adoration which includes offers, approval and tact, knowledge and demonstration of poise, self-assurance, smart and stylish, a commanding attitude. Flirting behavior varies across cultures due to different modes of social etiquette, such as how closely people should stand (proxemics), how long to hold eye contact, how much touching is appropriate and so forth. Nonetheless, some behaviors may be more universal. For example, ethologist Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt found that in places as different as Africa and North America, women exhibit similar flirting behavior, such as a prolonged stare followed by a head tilt away with a little smile, as seen in the accompanying image associated with a Hollywood film.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flirting

    of Flirt

Freebase

  1. Flirting

    Flirting or coquetry is a social and sometimes sexual activity involving verbal or written communication as well as body language by one person to another, suggesting an interest in a deeper relationship with the other person. In most cultures, it is socially disapproved for a person to make explicitly sexual advances, but indirect or suggestive advances may at times be considered acceptable. On the other hand, some people flirt playfully, for amusement. A female, especially a young one, who flirts playfully is sometimes called a coquette or in slang a cock tease; while a male flirt may be called a womanizer or player. Flirting usually involves speaking and behaving in a way that suggests a mildly greater intimacy than the actual relationship between the parties would justify, though within the rules of social etiquette, which generally disapproves of a direct expression of sexual interest. This may be accomplished by communicating a sense of playfulness or irony. Double entendres, with one meaning more formally appropriate and another more suggestive, may be used. Body language can include flicking the hair, eye contact, brief touching, open stances, proximity etc. Verbal communication of interest can include the vocal tone, such as pace, volume, intonation. Challenges serve to increase tension, test intention and congruity.

Editors Contribution

  1. Flirting

    Flirting is a social and sexual behavior involving verbal or written communication, as well as body language, by one person to another, in order to suggest interest in a deeper relationship with the other person. It can be done offline or online on different matchmaking platforms.

    Scott continues flirting with Kourtney even after their split.

    Submitted by acronimous on June 26, 2019  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flirting in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flirting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of flirting in a Sentence

  1. Senator Kagan:

    Many butt-slappers and thigh-strokers fancy that they are merely flirting and flattering.

  2. Meat Loaf:

    It was great fun. I had a great time, fergie wasn't exactly flirting with me, but she was paying attention to me, and I think Andrew got a little - I could be wrong, I'm just reading into this - I think he got a little jealous.

  3. Jenn Varian:

    The midweek system aligning with an atmospheric moisture surge has the potential to dump an extreme amount of precipitation, potentially flirting with snowfall duration records, in portions of southern California and the western Great Basin.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Flirting means you are punishing and hurting yourself with your inner negative feelings and desires.

  5. Bob Woodson:

    None of us should be defined bythe worst of what we were, butit is very dangerous for them tobe flirting with the -- the RussianRevolution, the same thinghappened there --theywanted to rewrite history, we are reaching a level ofdepravity when rioters inPortland are locking people inbuildings and trying to burn them down --and also, people arecheering when a Trump supporteris shot to death. Ive neverseen that level of depravitybefore.

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    used of men; markedly masculine in appearance or manner
    • A. elusive
    • B. butch
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