Tantalization
Tantalization Tan`ta*li*za"tion, n. The act of tantalizing, or state of being tantalized. --Gayton. [1913 Webster]

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  • tantalization — index bribery, incentive, seduction Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • tantalization — tantalize (also tantalise) ► VERB ▪ torment or tease with the sight or promise of something that is unobtainable or withheld. DERIVATIVES tantalization noun tantalizing adjective. ORIGIN from Tantalus in Greek mythology, who was punished for his… …   English terms dictionary

  • tantalization — See tantalize. * * * …   Universalium

  • tantalization — noun The act of tantalizing …   Wiktionary

  • tantalization — tan·ta·li·za·tion || ‚tæntÉ™lÉ™ zeɪʃn / laɪ z n. act of tantalizing, act of tempting or teasing …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tantalization — tan·ta·li·za·tion …   English syllables

  • tantalization — noun 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 • Syn: ↑tease, ↑teasing, ↑ribbing • Derivationally… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tantalize — tantalization, n. tantalizer, n. /tan tl uyz /, v.t., tantalized, tantalizing. to torment with, or as if with, the sight of something desired but out of reach; tease by arousing expectations that are repeatedly disappointed. Also, esp. Brit.,… …   Universalium

  • Motive — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Motive >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 motive motive springs of action wellsprings of action GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 reason reason ground call principle Sgm: N 2 by end by end by purpose …   English dictionary for students

  • 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

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