What does teasing mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tease, teasing, ribbing, tantalization(noun)

    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. teasing(noun)

    playful vexation

    "the parody was just a form of teasing"

  3. comb-out, teasing(adj)

    the act of removing tangles from you hair with a comb

  4. mocking, teasing, quizzical(adj)

    playfully vexing (especially by ridicule)

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

  5. teasing(adj)

    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, vexing(adj)

    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. teasing(Noun)

    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.

Anagrams for teasing »

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

How to pronounce teasing?

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How to say teasing in sign language?

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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. 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.'.

  2. 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 ?

  3. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Sweet blonde. Sadistic beauty teasing. Lyrical romance in your image. You are so beautiful that I feel nothing but love. I am drowning in the pleasure of love feelings being next to you. You are so beautiful that I have multiple throbbing dry orgasms. You are my sweet passion. I am so pleasant and sweet to my lips and tongue and even hands. Wonderful realism of true beauty. Your looks are so sweet and sweet. It's so beautiful that I start to moan with pleasure and breathe heavily from love. A harshly arousing complexion, so sweet and savory. You are sweet temptation. There is so much passion in me, well, just heat. My brains are turned off away from delight. Impossible to be saturated with the inspiring aesthetics of your infinitely beautiful body, shining in all shades of gold. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  4. Jason Lewis:

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

  5. 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.

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