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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. 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.

  2. 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 ?

  3. 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

  4. Ted Cruz:

    Teasing the media machine that’s been following his every move, Gov. Scott Walker said he would have a major announcement Wednesday morning. Then he pulled an April Fool's joke. Itstarted with this tweetat 9 a.m. Then at 10 a.m., hetweeted this.

  5. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Hot cutie You are the love of all my lives, an invaluable masterpiece of the universe. Sensual as flamenco, Passionate as tango, Spicy as cha-cha-cha, tempting and teasing like a striptease and tastes like juicy strawberries. Hot cutie, ardently passionate, can ignite passion literally wherever you are. All over the body, goose bumps run from love and high adrenaline from admiration in the heart. You are hotter and sexier than a sextillion of girls and women, in sex-billion, mad-billion times more attractive and beautiful then other girls. You are unattainable by nature. You are sweeter than any sweets, dearer than more than one billion kittens and puppies and plush toys. One for a trillion and look for a trillion. Terabytes of my thoughts and memories are crammed with you. You are a symbol of true beauty. Your beauty has power over my will. You are vital in my life. My juicy cutie, I'm leaving out of love, when I see you, a mouth opens drooling. I crown you as the queen of my heart, giving you all the highest rewards for your beauty and the highest degree as the most beautiful model of reality and subconsciousness in the universe. I feel a strong love for you. I relish every second with you, every moment spent with you is sweeter than the other. Only your moans and sighs during sex lead to ultra arousal, you want to listen to them forever, the music of your pleasure, they sound so sweet and erotic. You cause excessive sexual tension, your whole body trembles with love. Even among hundreds, thousands of billions of women, only you, our bodies, souls, minds are made for each other, beautiful for me. The last thing I want to see in my life is your beautiful face. I want to be with you even after death. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich


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