English adjective: teasing
|1.||teasing playfully vexing (especially by ridicule)|
|Samples||His face wore a somewhat quizzical almost impertinent air.|
|Antonyms||unplayful, sober, serious|
|2.||teasing arousing sexual desire without intending to satisfy it|
|Samples||Her lazy teasing smile.|
|3.||teasing causing irritation or annoyance|
|Samples||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.
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.
|Synonyms||annoying, bothersome, galling, irritating, nettlesome, pesky, pestering, pestiferous, plaguey, plaguy, vexatious, vexing|
English noun: teasing
|1.||teasing (act) the act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule); provoking someone with persistent annoyances|
|Samples||He ignored their teases.|
His ribbing was gentle but persistent.
|Synonyms||ribbing, tantalization, tease|
|Broader (hypernym)||harassment, molestation|
|2.||teasing (act) playful vexation|
|Samples||The parody was just a form of teasing.|
|Broader (hypernym)||caper, frolic, gambol, play, romp|
|3.||teasing (act) the act of removing tangles from you hair with a comb|
|Broader (hypernym)||comb, combing|