from The Century Dictionary.

  • Vexing; irritating; annoying.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of tease.
  • noun The act of teasing; making fun of or making light of.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun playful vexation
  • adjective arousing sexual desire without intending to satisfy it
  • adjective causing irritation or annoyance
  • noun the act of removing tangles from you hair with a comb
  • noun the act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule); provoking someone with persistent annoyances
  • adjective playfully vexing (especially by ridicule)


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