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〔 ˋtizIŋ 〕


〔 ˊtiːziŋ 〕

Overview of noun teasing

The noun teasing has 3 senses

  • tease, teasing, ribbing, tantalization -- (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")

  • teasing -- (playful vexation; "the parody was just a form of teasing")

  • comb-out, teasing -- (the act of removing tangles from you hair with a comb)

Overview of verb tease

The verb tease has 9 senses

  • tease, badger, pester, bug, beleaguer -- (annoy persistently; "The children teased the boy because of his stammer")

  • tease, razz, rag, cod, tantalize, tantalise, bait, taunt, twit, rally, ride -- (harass with persistent criticism or carping; "The children teased the new teacher"; "Don't ride me so hard over my failure"; "His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie")

  • tease -- (to arouse hope, desire, or curiosity without satisfying them; "The advertisement is intended to tease the customers"; "She has a way of teasing men with her flirtatious behavior")

  • tease -- (tear into pieces; "tease tissue for microscopic examinations")

  • tease -- (raise the nap of (fabrics))

  • tease, tease apart, loosen -- (disentangle and raise the fibers of; "tease wool")

  • tease, card -- (separate the fibers of; "tease wool")

  • tease -- (mock or make fun of playfully; "the flirting man teased the young woman")

  • tease, fluff -- (ruffle (one's hair) by combing the ends towards the scalp, for a full effect)

Overview of adj teasing

The adj teasing has 3 senses

  • mocking, teasing, quizzical -- (playfully vexing (especially by ridicule); "his face wore a somewhat quizzical almost impertinent air"- Lawrence Durrell)

  • teasing -- (arousing sexual desire without intending to satisfy it; "her lazy teasing smile")

  • annoying, bothersome, galling, irritating, nettlesome, pesky, pestering, pestiferous, plaguy, plaguey, teasing, vexatious, vexing -- (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 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")