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Synonyms for teasing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tease, teasing, ribbing, tantalization(noun)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    teaser, minx, vamper, tease, vamp, comb-out, tantalization, prickteaser, flirt, vexer, coquette, ribbing, annoyer

    Antonyms:
    unseductive, serious, agreeable, unplayful, sober

  2. teasing(noun)

    playful vexation

    "the parody was just a form of teasing"

    Synonyms:
    tantalization, comb-out, ribbing, tease

    Antonyms:
    unseductive, sober, agreeable, unplayful, serious

  3. comb-out, teasing(adj)

    the act of removing tangles from you hair with a comb

    Synonyms:
    tantalization, comb-out, ribbing, tease

    Antonyms:
    unseductive, agreeable, serious, unplayful, sober

  4. mocking, teasing, quizzical(adj)

    playfully vexing (especially by ridicule)

    "his face wore a somewhat quizzical almost impertinent air"- Lawrence Durrell

    Synonyms:
    nettlesome, derisive, annoying, plaguy, vexing, gibelike, galling, taunting, bothersome, jeering, plaguey, questioning, pestiferous, vexatious, pesky, quizzical, mocking, pestering, irritating

    Antonyms:
    serious, unplayful, agreeable, unseductive, sober

  5. teasing(adj)

    arousing sexual desire without intending to satisfy it

    "her lazy teasing smile"

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

    Antonyms:
    agreeable, unseductive, serious, unplayful, sober

  6. annoying, bothersome, galling, irritating, nettlesome, pesky, pestering, pestiferous, plaguy, plaguey, teasing, vexatious, vexing(adj)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    irritating, exasperating, corruptive, pestilential, petulant, bothersome, mocking, galling, pestilent, cranky, perversive, pesky, scratchy, pestiferous, pettish, nettlesome, dirty, vexing, painful, irritable, plaguey, quizzical, peevish, irritative, plaguy, maddening, infuriating, annoying, tetchy, testy, fractious, techy, vexatious, pestering, peckish

    Antonyms:
    agreeable, unplayful, serious, unseductive, sober

Editors Contribution

  1. joking

    Submitted by ryan_1 on December 28, 2020  

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "teasing":

    hassling, bothering, out-girling

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How to use teasing in a sentence?

  1. Microsoft President Brad Smith:

    We need to start teasing this issue apart, to understand it better and move just beyond a binary conversation of : permit it or ban it, and think about : what is the right way to regulate it ?

  2. Daniel Borochoff:

    It's like you're teasing the charities, they think: 'They gave us a little; maybe if we ask, they'll give us a lot.'.

  3. Richard Isaacson:

    Most physicians believe in the power of exercise to support overall brain health, but fewer believe that exercise can specifically impact people with early Alzheimer's, this study brings us one step closer toward teasing out the effects in people with biomarker defined Alzheimer's.

  4. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Sweet blonde. Sadistic beauty teasing. Lyrical romance in your image. You are so beautiful that I feel nothing but love. I am drowning in the pleasure of love feelings being next to you. You are so beautiful that I have multiple throbbing dry orgasms. You are my sweet passion. I am so pleasant and sweet to my lips and tongue and even hands. Wonderful realism of true beauty. Your looks are so sweet and sweet. It's so beautiful that I start to moan with pleasure and breathe heavily from love. A harshly arousing complexion, so sweet and savory. You are sweet temptation. There is so much passion in me, well, just heat. My brains are turned off away from delight. Impossible to be saturated with the inspiring aesthetics of your infinitely beautiful body, shining in all shades of gold. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  5. Jason Lewis:

    This is such a boon to lawyers everywhere, they can sue school districts for not preventing Billy from teasing Susie.

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