Definition of


  1. (noun, act) the act of removing tangles from you hair with a comb
  2. (noun, act) the act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule); provoking someone with persistent annoyances
    his ribbing was gentle but persistent
  3. (noun, act) playful vexation
  4. (adj, all) causing irritation or annoyance
    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
  5. (adj, all) arousing sexual desire without intending to satisfy it
  6. (adj, all) playfully vexing (especially by ridicule)

via WordNet, Princeton University

Alternate forms of Teasing

Derivations: tease

Hypernyms: caper, comb, combing, frolic, gambol, harassment, molestation, play, romp

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