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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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    hassling, bothering, out-girling

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