3 dicționare găsite pentru tantalize
Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Tantalize \Tan"ta*lize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tantalized; p. pr. & vb. n. Tantalizing.] [From Tantalus: cf. F. tantaliser.] To tease or torment by presenting some good to the view and exciting desire, but continually frustrating the expectations by keeping that good out of reach; to tease; to torment. [1913 Webster] Thy vain desires, at strife Within themselves, have tantalized thy life. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Syn: To tease; vex; irritate; provoke. Usage: Tantalize, Disappoint. To disappoint is literally to do away with what was (or was taken to be) appointed; hence the peculiar pain from hopes thus dashed to the ground. To tantalize, a much stronger term, describes a most distressing form of disappointment, as in the case of Tantalus, the Phrygian king. To tantalize is to visit with the bitterest disappointment -- to torment by exciting hopes or expectations which can never be realized. [1913 Webster]Din dicționarul WordNet (r) 2.0 :
tantalize v : harass with persistent criticism or carping; "The children teased the new teacher"; "Don't ride me so hard over my failure"; "His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie" [syn: tease, razz, rag, cod, tantalise, bait, taunt, twit, rally, ride]Din dicționarul Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
66 Moby Thesaurus words for "tantalize": affect the interest, allure, annoy, appeal, attract, badger, baffle, bait, balk, be attractive, becharm, beckon, bedevil, beleaguer, bewitch, bilk, captivate, carry away, cast down, charm, concern, cross, dash, defeat, defeat expectation, disappoint, disillusion, dissatisfy, draw on, enamor, endear, engage, enrapture, excite, excite interest, fascinate, fetch, foil, frustrate, gnaw, harass, harry, hold in thrall, infatuate, inflame with love, interest, invite, involve in, let down, pester, pique, plague, provoke, seduce, stimulate, summon, taunt, tease, tempt, thwart, tickle, titillate, torment, torture, vamp, whet the appetite
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