teasing


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Synonyms for teasing

the act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule)

playful vexation

the act of removing tangles from you hair with a comb

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playfully vexing (especially by ridicule)

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arousing sexual desire without intending to satisfy it

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References in classic literature ?
You ought to be ashamed of yourself, teasing an old man like that-- and in your position, too.
The voices were those of the orderlies who were packing up; one voice, probably a coachman's, was teasing Kutuzov's old cook whom Prince Andrew knew, and who was called Tit.
Henry could not pretend that he was altogether ignorant of her meaning, though, certainly, he had never guessed that she minded the teasing.
He did not see that he was teasing her, and he went on to wonder what would happen if God did exist--"an old gentleman in a beard and a long blue dressing gown, extremely testy and disagreeable as he's bound to be?
Then the smile came, and I knew that he was teasing me only.
But they quickly left me alone, being replaced by a dozen curious and teasing youngsters.
Matters were now becoming serious, when on the 9th the sun reappeared for an instant, as if for the purpose of teasing the Americans.
No," I answered, and she questioned no further, though I could have sworn her eyes retained for some time a mocking, teasing expression.
Mamata was visiting the residence of deceased Arup Bhandari ( 22)-- the braveheart who succumbed to injuries in a hospital after being beaten up by youths for protesting against eve- teasing.
In fact, in England I'd go as far as to say it's a way of life or a national pastime, and something we cherish and to a certain extent encourage - we even have newspapers, radio shows and TV programmes that focus entirely on teasing celebrities, politicians and the like.
If somebody is teasing you, you need to bring it to the disciplinarian's attention.
com/cworiginals) Facebook page recently shared a video clip for the next episode teasing another Esther-Elijah torture scene in "Wheel Inside the Wheel.
Marie-Lise, 13 TEASING someone on Facebook (or other social networks) can be classed as bullying if done repeatedly and in a vicious way.
Women specially young girls have called for stringent action and tough penalties against those harassing or teasing women and girls in markets and bazars where females are doing eid shopping.
Teasing girls and young women about their weight may contribute to the development of disturbed eating and even eating disorders, according to a study in the March AJPH.