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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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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. 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.

  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. 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 ?

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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