What does tantalize mean?

Definitions for tantalizeˈtæn tlˌaɪz

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word tantalize.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tease, razz, rag, cod, tantalize, tantalise, bait, taunt, twit, rally, ride(verb)

    harass with persistent criticism or carping

    "The children teased the new teacher"; "Don't ride me so hard over my failure"; "His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie"


  1. tantalize(Verb)

    to tease (someone) by offering something desirable but keeping it out of reach

  2. tantalize(Verb)

    to bait (someone) by showing something desirable but leaving them unsatisfied

  3. Origin: From Tantalus (Τάνταλος) in Greek mythology, who was condemned to Tartarus in the underworld. There, he had to stand for eternity in water that receded from him when he stooped to drink, beneath fruit trees whose branches were always out of reach.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tantalize(verb)

    to tease or torment by presenting some good to the view and exciting desire, but continually frustrating the expectations by keeping that good out of reach; to tease; to torment


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tantalize in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tantalize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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