teasing
1. [ noun ] the act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule); provoking someone with persistent annoyances
Synonyms: ribbing tease
Examples:

"he ignored their teases" "his ribbing was gentle but persistent"

Related terms: harassment ridicule tease
2. [ adjective ] causing irritation or annoyance
Synonyms: pestering nettlesome irritating annoying galling plaguy plaguey pestiferous vexing vexatious pesky bothersome
Examples:

"tapping an annoying rhythm" "a particularly bothersome noise" "found it galling to have to ask permission" "an irritating delay" "nettlesome paperwork" "a pesky mosquito" "swarms of pestering gnats"

Related terms: disagreeable
3. [ noun ] playful vexation
Examples:

"the parody was just a form of teasing"

Related terms: play
4. [ adjective ] (sexuality) arousing sexual desire without intending to satisfy it
Examples:

"her lazy teasing smile"

Related terms: seductive
5. [ adjective ] playfully vexing (especially by ridicule)
Synonyms: quizzical mocking
Examples:

"his face wore a somewhat quizzical almost impertinent air"- Lawrence Durrell

Related terms: playful
6. [ noun ] the act of removing tangles from you hair with a comb
Synonyms: comb-out
Related terms: comb tease
Similar spelling:   teasingly
  teaching