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1. tease

verb. ['ˈtiːz'] annoy persistently.

Synonyms

  • rag
  • pester
  • beleaguer
  • bedevil
  • frustrate
  • crucify
  • dun
  • badger
  • bug

Antonyms

  • heterosexual
  • bisexual
  • homosexual
  • sexual

Etymology

  • tesen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tæsan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Tease

  • )un-parentheses
  • senegalese
  • indochinese
  • franchisees'
  • franchisees
  • abdulaziz
  • resignees
  • powerpcs'
  • powerpcs
  • licensees
  • lapd's
  • interviewees
  • inductees
  • guaranty's
  • guaranties
  • guarantees
  • guarantee's
  • expertise
  • enlistees
  • disagrees
  • designees
  • deportees
  • congolese
  • cantonese
  • aujourd'hui's
  • amputees
  • absentees
  • abductees
  • underseas
  • trustees'

Sentences with tease


1. Verb, base form
You can use a pin to tease out the sharp corner.

Quotes about tease


1. I'm kind of a good girl - and I'm not. I'm a good girl because I really believe in love, integrity, and respect. I'm a bad girl because I like to tease. I know that I have sex appeal in my deck of cards. But I like to get people thinking. That's what the stories in my music do.
- Katy Perry

2. He was just trying to tease me - I knew that later - but he said he'd have to leave because it wasn't fair to have anyone in the room who was going to make fun of what he had to say. He had a good sense of humor, really.
- Fay Wray

3. I wear gloves, because I don’t want to tease people with my naked body. I’ve got to leave something to the imagination.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

2. tease

noun. ['ˈtiːz'] someone given to teasing (as by mocking or stirring curiosity).

Synonyms

  • annoyer
  • persona non grata
  • unwelcome person
  • teaser

Antonyms

  • immoderately
  • joyless
  • discourage
  • walk

Etymology

  • tesen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tæsan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. tease

verb. ['ˈtiːz'] harass with persistent criticism or carping.

Synonyms

  • rag
  • scoff
  • mock
  • banter
  • kid
  • jolly
  • barrack
  • ride
  • josh
  • tantalise
  • bait
  • flout
  • bemock
  • chaff
  • gibe
  • rally
  • tantalize
  • jeer
  • twit
  • taunt
  • razz

Antonyms

  • demobilize
  • defend
  • orient
  • consume

Etymology

  • tesen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tæsan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. tease

verb. ['ˈtiːz'] mock or make fun of playfully.

Synonyms

  • roast
  • laugh at
  • rib
  • jest at
  • make fun
  • blackguard
  • guy
  • ridicule

Antonyms

  • brighten
  • dissuade
  • depress
  • desensitise

Etymology

  • tesen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tæsan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. tease

noun. ['ˈtiːz'] a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men.

Synonyms

  • adult female
  • vamp
  • minx
  • flirt
  • prickteaser
  • vamper
  • coquette

Antonyms

  • adult
  • male offspring
  • female offspring
  • parent

Etymology

  • tesen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tæsan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. tease

noun. ['ˈtiːz'] the act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule); provoking someone with persistent annoyances.

Synonyms

  • harassment
  • ribbing
  • tantalization
  • molestation

Antonyms

  • undue
  • please
  • praise
  • genuine

Etymology

  • tesen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tæsan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. tease

verb. ['ˈtiːz'] to arouse hope, desire, or curiosity without satisfying them.

Synonyms

  • excite
  • disappoint
  • let down
  • control
  • sex
  • keep in line
  • wind up
  • turn on
  • arouse

Antonyms

  • male
  • maleness
  • femaleness
  • female

Etymology

  • tesen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tæsan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. tease

verb. ['ˈtiːz'] separate the fibers of.

Synonyms

  • card

Antonyms

  • calm
  • stifle

Etymology

  • tesen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tæsan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. tease

verb. ['ˈtiːz'] disentangle and raise the fibers of.

Synonyms

  • loosen
  • straighten out
  • disentangle
  • unsnarl

Antonyms

  • entangle
  • enchant
  • raise
  • ascend

Etymology

  • tesen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tæsan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. tease

verb. ['ˈtiːz'] ruffle (one's hair) by combing the ends towards the scalp, for a full effect.

Synonyms

  • comb out
  • disentangle
  • comb

Antonyms

  • discontinue
  • disengage
  • differ
  • disagree

Etymology

  • tesen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tæsan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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