present participle of joke
The act of teasing; making fun of or making light of.
‘Teasing can be seen as a kind of workplace abuse.’;
Kidding, trying to fool.
‘Twenty euros cover charge? You're joking me!’;
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’;
The act of telling or engaging in jokes.
‘the parody was just a form of teasing’;
intended as a joke; - of communications.
the act of removing tangles from you hair with a comb
characterized by jokes and good humor
playfully vexing (especially by ridicule);
‘his face wore a somewhat quizzical almost impertinent air’;
arousing sexual desire without intending to satisfy it;
‘her lazy teasing smile’;
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’;
Teasing has multiple meanings and uses. In human interactions, teasing exists in three major forms: playful, hurtful, and educative.