1. teasing

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


  • harassment
  • ribbing
  • tantalization
  • molestation


  • overact
  • underact
  • tightness
  • immovability

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Rhymes with Teasing

  • squeezing
  • wheezing
  • sneezing
  • pleasing
  • freezing
  • appeasing
  • thesing
  • seizing

Sentences with teasing

1. Verb, gerund or present participle
Immediately separate your child from the dog when she begins teasing or hurting him.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Drawing a simple wink on your artwork implies a teasing, lighthearted tone to the canvas or paper.

3. Adjective
The mocking and teasing nature of Percy's interactions balance out darker themes associated with evilness.

Quotes about teasing

1. Teasing and a sense of humor, if you can develop that in your kids, and if you can exercise it with the kids, just makes for a pleasanter atmosphere.
- P. J. O'Rourke

2. Unless you stop him. Perhaps next we meet.""You'll be just as annoying?"I guessed.He fixed my with those warm brown eyes. "Or perhaps you could bring me up to speed on those modern courtship rituals."I sat there stunned until he gave me a glimpse of a smile-just enough to let me know he was teasing. Then he disappeared."Oh, very funny!"I yelled.
- Rick Riordan, The Red Pyramid

3. my good qualities are under your protection, and you are to exaggerate them as much as possible; and, in return, it belongs to me to find occasion for teasing and quarreling with you as often as may be...
- Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

2. teasing

adjective. ['ˈtiːzɪŋ'] causing irritation or annoyance.


  • nettlesome
  • plaguy
  • vexatious
  • pesky
  • annoying
  • pestiferous
  • bothersome
  • plaguey
  • vexing
  • galling
  • disagreeable
  • irritating


  • good-natured
  • ecdemic
  • endemic
  • good

3. teasing

adjective. ['ˈtiːzɪŋ'] arousing sexual desire without intending to satisfy it.


  • antiseptic

4. teasing

noun. ['ˈtiːzɪŋ'] playful vexation.


  • frolic
  • caper
  • play
  • romp


  • refrain
  • stay in place
  • inactiveness
  • inaction

5. teasing

adjective. ['ˈtiːzɪŋ'] playfully vexing (especially by ridicule).


  • playful
  • mocking


  • pleasing
  • congenial
  • comfortable

6. teasing

noun. ['ˈtiːzɪŋ'] the act of removing tangles from you hair with a comb.


  • comb-out
  • comb


  • man
  • snarl
  • entangle