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  1. [noun] the act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule); provoking someone with persistent annoyances; "he ignored their teases"; "his ribbing was gentle but persistent"
    Synonyms: tease, ribbing

  2. [noun] playful vexation; "the parody was just a form of teasing"

  3. [noun] the act of removing tangles from you hair with a comb
    Synonyms: comb-out

  4. [adjective] playfully vexing (especially by ridicule); "his face wore a somewhat quizzical almost impertinent air"- Lawrence Durrell
    Synonyms: mocking, quizzical

  5. [adjective] arousing sexual desire without intending to satisfy it; "her lazy teasing smile"

  6. [adjective] causing irritation or annoyance; "tapping an annoying rhythm on his glass with his fork"; "aircraft noise is particularly bothersome near the airport"; "found it galling to have to ask permission"; "an irritating delay"; "nettlesome paperwork"; "a pesky mosquito"; "swarms of pestering gnats"; "a plaguey newfangled safety catch"; "a teasing and persistent thought annoyed him"; "a vexatious child"; "it is vexing to have to admit you are wrong"
    Synonyms: annoying, bothersome, galling, irritating, nettlesome, pesky, pestering, pestiferous, plaguy, plaguey, vexatious, vexing


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