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Joking vs. Teasing

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Jokingverb

present participle of joke

Teasingnoun

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

‘Teasing can be seen as a kind of workplace abuse.’;

Jokingverb

Kidding, trying to fool.

‘Twenty euros cover charge? You're joking me!’;

Teasingnoun

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’;

Jokingnoun

The act of telling or engaging in jokes.

Teasingnoun

playful vexation;

‘the parody was just a form of teasing’;

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Joking

intended as a joke; - of communications.

Teasingnoun

the act of removing tangles from you hair with a comb

Jokingadjective

characterized by jokes and good humor

Teasingadjective

playfully vexing (especially by ridicule);

‘his face wore a somewhat quizzical almost impertinent air’;

Teasingadjective

arousing sexual desire without intending to satisfy it;

‘her lazy teasing smile’;

Teasingadjective

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’;

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Teasing

Teasing has multiple meanings and uses. In human interactions, teasing exists in three major forms: playful, hurtful, and educative.

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