What does teasing mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tease, teasing, ribbing, tantalizationnoun

    the act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule); provoking someone with persistent annoyances

    "he ignored their teases"; "his ribbing was gentle but persistent"

  2. teasingnoun

    playful vexation

    "the parody was just a form of teasing"

  3. comb-out, teasingadjective

    the act of removing tangles from you hair with a comb

  4. mocking, teasing, quizzicaladjective

    playfully vexing (especially by ridicule)

    "his face wore a somewhat quizzical almost impertinent air"- Lawrence Durrell

  5. teasingadjective

    arousing sexual desire without intending to satisfy it

    "her lazy teasing smile"

  6. annoying, bothersome, galling, irritating, nettlesome, pesky, pestering, pestiferous, plaguy, plaguey, teasing, vexatious, vexingadjective

    causing irritation or annoyance

    "tapping an annoying rhythm on his glass with his fork"; "aircraft noise is particularly bothersome near the airport"; "found it galling to have to ask permission"; "an irritating delay"; "nettlesome paperwork"; "a pesky mosquito"; "swarms of pestering gnats"; "a plaguey newfangled safety catch"; "a teasing and persistent thought annoyed him"; "a vexatious child"; "it is vexing to have to admit you are wrong"

Wiktionary

  1. teasingnoun

    The act of teasing; making fun of or making light of.

    Teasing can be seen as a kind of workplace abuse.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Teasing

    of Tease

Freebase

  1. Teasing

    Teasing has multiple meanings. In human interactions, teasing comes in two major forms, playful and hurtful. When teasing is playful and friendly, and especially when it is reciprocal, teasing can be regarded as flirting. People may be teased on such matters as their appearance, weight, behavior, abilities, clothing, and intelligence. From the victim's point-of-view, this kind of teasing is often hurtful, irrespective of the intention of the teaser. When teasing is unwelcome, it may be regarded as harassment or mobbing, especially in the work place, or as a form of bullying or emotional abuse. If done in public, it may be regarded as humiliation. One may also tease an animal. Some animals, such as dogs and cats, may recognize this both as play or harassment.

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  1. ageinst, easting, ingates, ingesta, seating, tagines

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of teasing in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of teasing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of teasing in a Sentence

  1. Rebecca Puhl:

    When we asked open-ended questions about people's experiences of weight stigma from family members, it was often really harsh criticism, teasing, making fun of them, those ranged from calling them fat or' thunder thighs' to making statements that they will never find anyone to date them because of their weight -- really disparaging comments that have a long-term impact.

  2. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Mistakes occur in the life of everyone, but the same or similar mistakes that happen repeatedly are not the mistakes. Such methods are the deliberate attempt of teasing and harassing to hurt and damage others.

  3. Richard Isaacson:

    Most physicians believe in the power of exercise to support overall brain health, but fewer believe that exercise can specifically impact people with early Alzheimer's, this study brings us one step closer toward teasing out the effects in people with biomarker defined Alzheimer's.

  4. Jason Lewis:

    This is such a boon to lawyers everywhere, they can sue school districts for not preventing Billy from teasing Susie.

  5. Daniel Borochoff:

    It's like you're teasing the charities, they think: 'They gave us a little; maybe if we ask, they'll give us a lot.'.

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