Definition of Flirtation

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

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



Definition of Flirtation

1. n. Playing at courtship; coquetry.

Definition of Flirtation

1. Noun. Playing at courtship; coquetry. ¹

2. Noun. An instance of flirting. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Flirtation

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Flirtation

flipping out
flippy
flippy disk
flippy disks
flips
flips out
flipside
flipsides
flipt
flir
flirs
flirt-gill
flirt-gills
flirt with
flirtation (current term)
flirtations
flirtatious
flirtatiously
flirtatiousness
flirted
flirter
flirters
flirtier
flirtiest
flirtigig
flirtigigs
flirtily
flirtiness
flirting

Literary usage of Flirtation

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

1. Southern Literary Messenger (1849)
"In saying that flirtation is a subject much talked of, ... In the first place then, flirtation is not love- making, nor any thing like it. ..."

2. Romantic Love and Personal Beauty: Their Development, Causal Relations by Henry Theophilus Finck (1887)
"flirtation is like the slime on water-plants, making them hard to handle, ... One reason why flirtation and Coquetry are so apt to be confounded is because ..."

3. The Gentleman's Magazine (1870)
"It is, however, in a refined country that flirtation is best understood in all its bearings. Courtship in barbarous lands, ending with submission or capture ..."

4. Harper's New Monthly Magazine by Henry Mills Alden (1881)
"You had many a gay flirtation. But your pride at last came down. ... Twas a desperate, short flirtation With beautiful Saille Brown, And excited the ..."

5. Shakspeare's Sonnets Never Before Interpreted: His Private Friends by Gerald Massey (1866)
"ELIZABETH VERNON REPAYS THE EARL BY A flirtation OF HER OWN: HIS ... The lady is bent on punishing her lover, apparently, by a flirtation of her own. ..."

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