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 ?
He called her Artemis, Demeter, and other fanciful names half teasingly, which she did not like because she did not understand them.
While he was thus engaged, he whistled softly to himself, or teasingly pulled at his half-ear.
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.
Alec and Alonzo don't seem to have any serious rival yet," remarked Anne, teasingly.
But I chose to take it otherwise, teasingly, because we were often like a pair of children.
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.
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.
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Stay on point, Donald, stay on point," the Republican White House nominee teasingly quoted his staff as saying.
show which promises to feature a wealth of comedy anecdotes, misunderstandings and audience banter delivered with Jason's likeable charm and teasingly intelligent wit.
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ACTRESS DAME Helen Mirren has said she would like to add another tattoo to her body, teasingly suggesting "a whole sleeve" of a snake design.