teasing


teasing
The act of teasing; making fun of or making light of.

Teasing can be seen as a kind of workplace abuse.


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  • Teasing — is a word with many meanings. In human interactions, teasing comes in two major forms, playful and hurtful . In mild cases, and especially when it is reciprocal, teasing can be viewed as playful and friendly. However, teasing is often unwelcome… …   Wikipedia

  • teasing — [ tiziŋ ] n. m. • 1983; mot angl., de to tease « taquiner » ♦ Anglic. Public. Procédé publicitaire qui cherche à éveiller la curiosité du public par un message plus ou moins mystérieux. Recomm. offic. aguichage. ● teasing nom masculin (anglais… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Teasing — Le teasing, ou l’aguichage, est une technique de vente attirant le spectateur par un message de communication en plusieurs étapes. L étape initiale ou les étapes initiales (le teaser ) interpellent le récepteur (le public) par un message… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Teasing — Tease Tease (t[=e]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Teased}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Teasing}.] [AS. t?san to pluck, tease; akin to OD. teesen, MHG. zeisen, Dan. t[ae]se, t[ae]sse. [root]58. Cf. {Touse}.] 1. To comb or card, as wool or flax. Teasing matted wool …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • teasing — [[t]ti͟ːzɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED A teasing expression or manner shows that the person is not completely serious about what they are saying or doing. But we re having such fun, aren t we? he protested with a teasing smile... Smith was at his most… …   English dictionary

  • teasing — I noun 1. the act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule); provoking someone with persistent annoyances (Freq. 1) he ignored their teases his ribbing was gentle but persistent • Syn: ↑tease, ↑ribbing, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • teasing — adj. Teasing is used with these nouns: ↑glint, ↑grin, ↑tone, ↑voice …   Collocations dictionary

  • teasing — Synonyms and related words: aggravating, alluring, annoying, appealing, appetizing, attractive, bantering, beguiling, bewitching, blandishing, blandishment, booing, bothering, bothersome, buttonholing, cajolement, cajolery, cajoling, captivating …   Moby Thesaurus

  • teasing — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. plaguing, pestering, exciting, tickling, badgering, harassing, bothering, taunting, gibing, twitting, irritating, tormenting, tantalizing, exasperating, vexing, provoking, ribbing, kidding; see also disturbing . Ant.… …   English dictionary for students

  • teasing — tɪːz n. one who mocks or taunts; act of mocking; annoyance, nuisance v. pester, taunt, mock; annoy, irritate; comb in the opposite direction, pull hair away from scalp and comb towards the head in order to make hair look thicker …   English contemporary dictionary

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