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Meaning of word teasing from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

teasing   noun

Meaning : The act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule). Provoking someone with persistent annoyances.

Example : He ignored their teases.
His ribbing was gentle but persistent.

Synonyms : ribbing, tantalization, tease

Meaning : Playful vexation.

Example : The parody was just a form of teasing.

Meaning : The act of removing tangles from you hair with a comb.

Synonyms : comb-out

teasing   adjective

Meaning : Playfully vexing (especially by ridicule).

Example : His face wore a somewhat quizzical almost impertinent air.

Synonyms : mocking, quizzical

Meaning : Arousing sexual desire without intending to satisfy it.

Example : Her lazy teasing smile.

Meaning : Causing irritation or annoyance.

Example : 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.

Synonyms : annoying, bothersome, galling, irritating, nettlesome, pesky, pestering, pestiferous, plaguey, plaguy, vexatious, vexing