Definition of Teasing

1. Noun. The act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule); provoking someone with persistent annoyances. "His ribbing was gentle but persistent"

Exact synonyms: Ribbing, Tantalization, Tease
Generic synonyms: Harassment, Molestation
Derivative terms: Rib, Tantalize, Tease, Tease, Tease



2. Adjective. Playfully vexing (especially by ridicule). "His face wore a somewhat quizzical almost impertinent air"
Exact synonyms: Mocking, Quizzical
Similar to: Playful

3. Noun. Playful vexation. "The parody was just a form of teasing"
Generic synonyms: Caper, Frolic, Gambol, Play, Romp

4. Adjective. Arousing sexual desire without intending to satisfy it. "Her lazy teasing smile"
Similar to: Seductive

5. Noun. The act of removing tangles from you hair with a comb.
Exact synonyms: Comb-out
Generic synonyms: Comb, Combing
Derivative terms: Comb Out, Tease

6. Adjective. Causing irritation or annoyance. "It is vexing to have to admit you are wrong"

Definition of Teasing

1. Verb. (present participle of tease) ¹

2. Noun. The act of teasing; making fun of or making light of. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Teasing

1. tease [v] - See also: tease

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Teasing

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teasing (current term)
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Literary usage of Teasing

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1. The Psychology of Childhood by Naomi Norsworthy, Mary Theodora Whitley (1918)
"teasing. — teasing and bullying are original tendencies which are allied to both the hunting instinct and the instinct of manipulation. ..."

2. Genetic Psychology: An Introduction to an Objective and Genetic View of by Edwin Asbury Kirkpatrick (1909)
"Leadership, teasing, and jealousy are all closely related to each other and have perhaps originated in connection with fighting and with certain forms of ..."

3. The Psychology of Childhood by Naomi Norsworthy, Mary Theodora Whitley (1918)
"teasing. — teasing and bullying are original tendencies which are allied to both the hunting instinct and the instinct of manipulation. ..."

4. A Text-book of Histology by Frederick Randolph Bailey (1904)
"This is accomplished by (i) teasing, (2) maceration. (1) teasing.—This consists in pulling apart fresh or preserved tissues by means of teasing needles. ..."

5. A Text-book of Histology by Frederick Randolph Bailey (1906)
"This is accomplished by (i) teasing, or (2) maceration, or both. (1) teasing.—This consists in pulling apart fresh or preserved tissues by means of teasing ..."

6. Psychology for Normal Schools by Lawrence Augustus Averill (1921)
"The teasing and Bullying Responses; the Display and Approval Responses What to ... Whether there is any evidence of bullying or teasing on the playground ..."

7. Psychology for Normal Schools by Lawrence Augustus Averill (1921)
"The teasing and Bullying Responses; the Display and Approval Responses What to ... Whether there is any evidence of bullying or teasing on the playground ..."

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