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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tease, teasing, ribbing, tantalizationnoun

    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. teasingnoun

    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, teasingadjective

    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, quizzicaladjective

    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. teasingadjective

    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, vexingadjective

    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

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  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. Rebecca Puhl:

    When we asked open-ended questions about people's experiences of weight stigma from family members, it was often really harsh criticism, teasing, making fun of them, those ranged from calling them fat or' thunder thighs' to making statements that they will never find anyone to date them because of their weight -- really disparaging comments that have a long-term impact.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.'.

  4. Jason Lewis:

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

  5. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    The dream of infinity is an amazing sensitive sensual love, it excites to shivering, the penis wants ny-yum. dreams lead away from this world, sincerity pierces eternity, poetic idealism, a dreamy heart is faithful to you, you are my constant thirst and hunger of my dreams, an aesthetic masterpiece of the poetry of eternal love, at the genetic level, the ingenious beauty of the universe. So the prosaic and melodic erotica of seduction, refined in detail, the bewitching whirlpool of love, is extraordinary beautiful, and my love is not from the world of everything, you are my dirty fetish, exalting your beauty, every impulse and pulse of the nerve is a signal of love, in my imagination your beauty increases to infinity, you are a monument of beauty, you are more beautiful than the nature of the cosmos and life itself, my love is an operatic poetry of feelings. Aria of my loins. Aesthetic erotica love in every second with you, every millimeter of the body is a masterpiece of aesthetics. It's hot in the morning, I fall in love at the speed of sound, captivated by your beauty at the speed of light, Beauty drives you crazy to infinity, kilowatts of love, gigabytes of dreams, a quintillion of perfect pixels of beauty, each of them is a masterpiece, endless liters of enthusiastic compliments, a symphony of passion, sincere devoted passion , a utopia of endless love. Nerves overflowing with love and passion. 2. Romance of eternal love Romance of eternal love, boundless amorous consciousness, heavenly toupia of love, lyrical romantic melodies of nostalgia, in the past I keep your image in my subconscious as an artifact of true love, you are the sweet music of love, and tears of the heart sing beauty, your beauty is a tattoo in my heart, and mind, burning feelings reach out to you like the stars, my sweet dreams of you, a waterfall of libido, I feel touching feelings between my legs, I get lost in space and time when I look at you, a symphony of seduction, melodic erotica of passion, euphoria of catharsis, the light of my love, illuminates your beauty, in the poetry of dreams, love blooms to trembling, I shudder with passion, love blooms, sincere songs of my heart, sing beauty, seconds overflowing with love, caress my thoughts of you, and idolize every second. And eternity is not enough to enjoy your beauty, and the stars of compliments are burning around, billions of orgasms per second as one eternity lived loving you, primal passion, you are an endless, immensely beautiful dimension of the beauty of the body and soul, billions of light years is the scale of my love, your beauty screams the word sex, epic, great beauty, refined temptation, touching tenderness, in your beauty, you can dream about you forever, oh the call of my dreams, your voice caresses the loins, oh poem of my love, I am with you in my thoughts forever, you are an immortal dream , and the value of the heart, these are thoughts about you, oh the dream of my dreams, you are the tenderness of my sincerity, oh goddess of my infinity, I idolize in compliments, every second with you, the lyrics of romance flow like a stormy river of love. Sadistic teasing beauty, starving libido, naked sincerity of my love. 3. Metaphysical transformations Metaphysical transformations, contemplation of infinity, cultural shock of various inner worlds, landscapes of illusions, defective reality of egoism, worldview as a broken channel of thinking, broken reality, in this selfish world we plunge into nonsense, time leads to other dimensions of imagination, time leads to emptiness, knowledge eternity in the subconscious, tears flow in my veins and liters of tears pass through the heart, in the mirages of oblivion, we comprehend the depths of loneliness, in oblivion we become ghosts and strangers to ourselves, neurocollapse of depression, epilepsy of insight, man as undead on autopilot. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich


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