flirtation


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flir·ta·tion

 (flûr-tā′shən)
n.
1. The practice of flirting.
2. A usually temporary romance.
3. A temporary involvement with or achievement of something: "His flirtation with perfection was derailed in the sixth inning" (David Picker).

flirtation

(flɜːˈteɪʃən)
n
1. behaviour intended to arouse sexual feelings or advances without emotional commitment; coquetry
2. any casual involvement without commitment: a flirtation with journalism.

flir•ta•tion

(flɜrˈteɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act or practice of flirting; coquetry.
2. a love affair that is not serious.
[1710–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flirtation - playful behavior intended to arouse sexual interestflirtation - playful behavior intended to arouse sexual interest
frolic, gambol, romp, caper, play - gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement; "it was all done in play"; "their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly"

flirtation

noun teasing, philandering, dalliance, coquetry, toying, intrigue, trifling She was aware of his attempts at flirtation.
Quotations
"Merely innocent flirtation,"
"Not quite adultery, but adulteration" [Lord Byron Don Juan]
"Coquetry whets the appetite; flirtation depraves it. Coquetry is the thorn that guards the rose - easily trimmed off when once plucked. Flirtation is like the slime on water-plants, making them hard to handle, and when caught, only to be cherished in slimy waters" [Donald Grant Mitchell Reveries of a Bachelor]
"Is that a gun in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me?" [Mae West Diamond Lil]

flirtation

noun
1. The practice of flirting:
2. A usually brief romance entered into lightly or frivolously:
Translations
مُغازَلَه، مُداعَبَه
flirt
flirt
flört
daîur
flirt
fingirdeşmeflört etme

flirtation

[flɜːˈteɪʃən] Nflirteo m, coqueteo m

flirtation

[flɜːrˈteɪʃən] nflirt m

flirtation

nFlirt m; (= flirting)Flirten nt; his flirtation with death/dangersein Spiel mit dem Tod/der Gefahr

flirtation

[flɜːˈteɪʃn] nflirt m inv

flirt

(fləːt) verb
(often with with) to behave (towards someone) as though one were in love but without serious intentions. She flirts with every man she meets.
noun
a person, especially a woman, who behaves in this way.
flirˈtation noun
act of flirting.
flirˈtatious (-ʃəs) adjective
flirˈtatiously adverb
References in classic literature ?
At recess Tom continued his flirtation with Amy with jubilant self-satisfaction.
There was nothing like flirtation between her and her partner.
Suspend your flirtation with the young lady (I beg pardon of all other young ladies for calling her so
Here Lady Brandon, finding Erskine at her side, and Sir Charles before her with Gertrude, looked round for Trefusis, with whom she intended to enjoy a trifling flirtation under cover of showing him the flowers.
Its mysteries have all the charm of a flirtation, a woman once told me, and I can quite understand it.
I had not, I said to myself, come into the future to carry on a miniature flirtation.
You may imagine the young people brushed up after the labours of the day, and making this novelty, as they would make any novelty, the excuse for walking together and enjoying a trivial flirtation.
Ah, young man, young man, some flirtation or other.
It is almost needless to say that the flirtation between Albert and the fair peasant continued all day.
This ended the passage of flirtation between Thomas Thurston and Julia Monson.
Sylvie looked calmly pleased, Eulalie swelled like an incensed turkey, but the mutiny was quelled: the conceited coquetry and futile flirtation of the first bench were exchanged for a taciturn sullenness, much more convenient to me, and the rest of my lesson passed without interruption.
After Kory-Kory's explanation of the subject, I was for some time studiously respectful in the presence of all females thus distinguished, and never ventured to indulge in the slightest approach to flirtation with any of their number.