caressing


Also found in: Dictionary.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • noun

Synonyms for caressing

affectionate play (or foreplay without contact with the genital organs)

References in classic literature ?
And my dear boy,' cried my mother, coming to the elbow-chair in which I was, and caressing me, 'my own little Davy
And then at length the glorious mad descent down three plunging cataracts of rocky road, the exciting rattling of the harness, the grinding of the strong brakes, the driver's soothing calls to his horses, and the long burnished horn trailing wild music behind us, like invisible banners of aerial brass,--oh, it stirred the dullest blood amongst us thus as it were to tear down the sky towards the white roofs of Yellowsands, glittering here and there among the clouds of trees which filled the little valley almost to the sea's edge, while floating up to us came soft strains of music, silken and caressing, as though the sea itself sang us a welcome.
He had escaped from the palace, and his manners were so gentle and caressing that Zayda and her mother soon got over the first fright he had given them.
all the while kissing him and caressing him as if he were a human being.
He seemed troubled and not a little excited, jabbering and mumbling to the boy, and now caressing him, as the trainer had never seen him caress a human being before.
Batulcar, caressing the thick grey beard which hung from his chin.
Her eyes now were imploring, soft, and at the same time trustful, caressing, timid.
Bonacieux, in a voice almost caressing, and pressing the hand of D'Artagnan, who had not relinquished hers, "well: I will not say as much as you do; what is lost for today may not be lost forever.
Yes, yes," said the king, caressing it with his hand, "yes, my Arthur, thou art a fond and faithful creature.
They were, in fact, quite irksome in their attentions, and had a caressing manner at times quite importunate.
Not, of course, to speak in the caressing way into which he had unguardedly fallen before dinner, but to set things right with her by a kindness which would have the air of friendly civility, and prevent her from running away with wrong notions about their mutual relation.
Pelet, when he entered to breakfast, with an unchanged and tranquil countenance; even a cordial offering of the hand and the flattering appellation of "mon fils," pronounced in that caressing tone with which Monsieur had, of late days especially, been accustomed to address me, did not elicit any external sign of the feeling which, though subdued, still glowed at my heart.
Father Jove," said she, "do not be angry with me, but I think the Cyprian must have been persuading some one of the Achaean women to go with the Trojans of whom she is so very fond, and while caressing one or other of them she must have torn her delicate hand with the gold pin of the woman's brooch.
She hung over the fellow, caressing him, and expressing her delight in a variety of wild exclamations and gestures.
With these I spent most of my time, and never was so happy as when feeding and caressing them.