Noun: teasing tee-zing
- The act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule); provoking someone with persistent annoyances
"he ignored their teasings";
- tease, ribbing, tantalization, wind-up [Brit], tantalisation [Brit]
- Playful vexation
"the parody was just a form of teasing"
- The act of using a comb to remove tangles from hair
- Playfully vexing (especially by ridicule)
"his face wore a somewhat teasing almost impertinent air";
- mocking, quizzical
- Arousing sexual desire without intending to satisfy it
"her lazy teasing smile"
- Causing irritation or annoyance
"a teasing and persistent thought annoyed him";
- annoying, bothersome, galling, irritating, nettlesome, pesky, pestering, pestiferous, plaguy, plaguey, vexatious, vexing
- Mock or make fun of playfully
"the flirting man teased the young woman";
- Annoy persistently
"The children teased the boy because of his stammer";
- badger, pester, bug, beleaguer
- Deliberately provoke by mocking or poking fun, often in an aggressive manner
"The children teased the new teacher";
- razz [N. Amer], rag, cod, bait, taunt, twit, rally, ride [N. Amer], wind up [Brit]
- To arouse hope, desire, or curiosity without satisfying them
"The advertisement is intended to tease the customers"; "She has a way of teasing men with her flirtatious behaviour"
- Tear into pieces
"tease tissue for microscopic examinations"
- Raise the nap of (fabrics)
- Disentangle and raise the fibers of
- tease apart, loosen
- Separate the fibers of
- Ruffle (one's hair) by combing the ends towards the scalp, for a full effect
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