Definition of Flirting

1. Noun. Playful behavior intended to arouse sexual interest.

Exact synonyms: Coquetry, Dalliance, Flirt, Flirtation, Toying
Generic synonyms: Caper, Frolic, Gambol, Play, Romp
Derivative terms: Coquet, Dally, Dally, Flirt, Flirtatious, Flirt, Flirt, Flirt, Toy



Definition of Flirting

1. Verb. (present participle of flirt) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Flirting

1. flirt [v] - See also: flirt

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flirting

flirt with
flirtation
flirtations
flirtatious
flirtatiously
flirtatiousness
flirted
flirter
flirters
flirtier
flirtiest
flirtigig
flirtigigs
flirtily
flirtiness
flirting (current term)
flirtingly
flirtings
flirtini
flirtinis
flirtish
flirts
flirty
flisk
flisked
fliskier
fliskiest
flisking
flisks
flisky

Literary usage of Flirting

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Old Virginia and Her Neighbours by John Fiske (1900)
"Not merely extravagance in dress, but such social misdemeanours as flirting received due legislative con- flirting & ., demnation. ..."

2. Adventure Guide by Heather Stimmler-Hall (2004)
"flirting is an art of mutual flattery (not necessarily a come-on) practiced everywhere ... The cultural nuances that signal when flirting becomes - well, ..."

3. The Historical Writings of John Fiske by John Fiske (1902)
"Not merely extravagance in dress, but such social misdemeanours as flirting received due legislative condemnation. Pretty maids were known to encourage ..."

4. Daniel Deronda by George Eliot (1876)
"Sir Hugo's notion of flirting, it was to be hoped, was rather peculiar ; for his own part, Deronda was sure that he had never flirted. ..."

5. Eli Perkins (at Large): His Saying and Doings. by Melville De Lancey Landon (1875)
"A flirting DODGE. ONE day 1 saw a pretty young lady from Brooklyn flirting in a Saratoga parlor. She was reported to be an heiress, and of course had hosts ..."

6. Southern Literary Messenger (1849)
"Their»' «re hearts were made for breaking Fragile things indeed are they — Don't then disappoint the making, But in flirting pass the day— Who in woman's ..."

7. New Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle: Annotated by Thomas Carlyle by Jane Welsh Carlyle, Thomas Carlyle (1903)
"... the other day, by publicly saying to her after she had been flirting with a certain Mr. that "I wondered she should expect me to behave decently to her ..."

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