|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"
|Related terms:||harassment ridicule tease|
|2.||[ adjective ] causing irritation or annoyance|
|Synonyms:||pestering nettlesome irritating annoying galling plaguy plaguey pestiferous vexing vexatious pesky bothersome|
"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"
|3.||[ noun ] playful vexation|
"the parody was just a form of teasing"
|4.||[ adjective ] (sexuality) arousing sexual desire without intending to satisfy it|
"her lazy teasing smile"
|5.||[ adjective ] playfully vexing (especially by ridicule)|
"his face wore a somewhat quizzical almost impertinent air"- Lawrence Durrell
|6.||[ noun ] the act of removing tangles from you hair with a comb|
|Related terms:||comb tease|