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1. ribbing, tantalization, tease, teasing

the act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule); provoking someone with persistent annoyances

Example Sentences:
'he ignored their teases'
'his ribbing was gentle but persistent'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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to tease or make frustrated, as by tormenting with the sight of something greatly desired but inaccessible

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verb transitiveWord forms: ˈtantaˌlized or ˈtantaˌlizing
to tease or disappoint by promising or showing something desirable and then withholding it

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tr.v. tan·ta·lized, tan·ta·liz·ing, tan·ta·liz·es
1. To excite by exposing something desirable that remains or is made difficult or impossible to obtain: Researchers have been tantalized by the possibility of finding a cure for the disease.
2. To be strongly attractive to; excite the senses or desire of: The aroma coming from the bakery tantalized us.

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