teasingly


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tease

 (tēz)
v. teased, teas·ing, teas·es
v.tr.
1.
a. To make fun of (someone) playfully or taunt annoyingly: was teased by my classmates for being skinny; teased him about driving such a fast car.
b. To say in a playful or mocking way: "But you're too young to get married," he teased.
c. To provoke or irritate, as with physical movements: teased the cat by dangling a string in its face.
d. To arouse sexual desire in (someone) deliberately with no intention of having sex.
e. To urge persistently; coax: teased their mother to let them stay up late.
2.
a. To disentangle and dress the fibers of (wool, for example).
b. To ruffle (the hair) by combing from the ends toward the scalp for an airy, full effect.
c. To raise the nap of (cloth) by dressing, as with a fuller's teasel.
d. To cut (tissue, for example) into pieces for examination.
e. To extract, identify, or cause to come about. Used with out: The director teased a good performance out of the actors. The researcher teased out the factors involved in the disease.
v.intr.
To annoy or make fun of someone persistently: I was just teasing.
n.
1. An act of teasing, especially a playfully mocking remark: his tease of his friend's little sister.
2. One that teases, as:
a. A person who makes fun of or annoys others, as with playful or taunting remarks.
b. A flirtatious person.

[Middle English tesen, to comb apart, from Old English tǣsan.]

teas′ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.teasingly - in a playfully teasing manner; "`You hate things to be out of order, don't you?' she said teasingly"
Translations
بصورةٍ مُضايِقَه
škádlivě
drillende
kötekedõen
stríînislega
prekáravo
takılarak

teasingly

[ˈtiːzɪŋlɪ] ADV
1. (= jokingly) [say] → de manera burlona, de cachondeo (Sp)
2. (= flirtatiously) [smile] → coquetamente

teasingly

adv
(= provocatively)herausfordernd
(= playfully)neckend
(sexually) → betörend, verführerisch

tease

(tiːz) verb
1. to annoy or irritate on purpose. He's teasing the cat.
2. to annoy or laugh at (a person) playfully. His school-friends tease him about his size.
noun
a person who enjoys teasing others. He's a tease!
ˈteaser noun
1. a puzzle or difficult problem. This question is rather a teaser.
2. a person who teases.
ˈteasingly adverb
in a teasing manner.
References in classic literature ?
While he was thus engaged, he whistled softly to himself, or teasingly pulled at his half-ear.
But I chose to take it otherwise, teasingly, because we were often like a pair of children.
He called her Artemis, Demeter, and other fanciful names half teasingly, which she did not like because she did not understand them.
Alec and Alonzo don't seem to have any serious rival yet," remarked Anne, teasingly.
Sheldon looked into her clear eyes as she favoured him with a direct, untroubled gaze that threatened, he knew from experience, to turn teasingly defiant on an instant's notice.
Also, he was teasingly interested in the certain small garments on which Dede worked, while she was radiantly happy over them, though at times, when his tender fun was too insistent, she was rosily confused or affectionately resentful.
Aunt Mildred used to sigh, and look across teasingly at Uncle, and say, 'When I think of Chris, it almost makes me wish I were younger myself.
After 17 years away it would have been nice to get a little bit more of a sense of Carrott the man as much as the teasingly ribald showman.
And then, on the way back, the sight which made our night - two seals, swimming along as we walked but teasingly dipping beneath the river surface just as we felt we were making friends.
Instead, sister Jane chose a beautiful yellow theme with delicious-looking cakes teasingly labelled: 'What will it be?
Almost teasingly, Lori Lansens divulges Wolf 's backstory and the reason why he was on the mountain that very day, to end his own life on his 18th birthday, one year since losing his best friend Byrd on the same unforgiving rocky stretch of land.
And the three-year-old clearly enjoyed the iced treat as she wasn't happy when dad - dressed in joggies and - beanie hat despite the heat - teasingly tried to keep it to himself.