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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Anagrams for teasing »

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

How to pronounce teasing?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Ted Cruz:

    Teasing the media machine that’s been following his every move, Gov. Scott Walker said he would have a major announcement Wednesday morning. Then he pulled an April Fool's joke. Itstarted with this tweetat 9 a.m. Then at 10 a.m., hetweeted this.

  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. Microsoft President Brad Smith:

    We need to start teasing this issue apart, to understand it better and move just beyond a binary conversation of : permit it or ban it, and think about : what is the right way to regulate it ?

  4. 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.'.

  5. Jason Lewis:

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

Images & Illustrations of teasing

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    (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    • A. repugnant
    • B. askant
    • C. tantamount
    • D. bonzer

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