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  Definition of teasing
  1. the act of removing tangles from you hair with a comb
  2. 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"
  3. playful vexation; "the parody was just a form of teasing"
  4. 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 m
  5. arousing sexual desire without intending to satisfy it; "her lazy teasing smile"
  6. playfully vexing (especially by ridicule); "his face wore a somewhat quizzical almost impertinent air"- Lawrence Durrell
Similar Words: comb-out, tease, ribbing, annoying, bothersome, galling, irritating, nettlesome, pesky, pestering, pestiferous, plaguy, plaguey, vexatious, vexing, mocking, quizzical

 

Derivational Morphology: tease, fluff, comb, comb out, disentangle, ridicule, roast, guy, blackguard, laugh at, jest at, rib, make fun, poke fun, razz, rag, cod, tantalize, tantalise, bait, taunt, twit, rally, ride, badger, pester, bug, beleaguer

 

Anagrams: seating, ingesta, Genista

 

 
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