noun see flirt I

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  • flirtation — [flœʀtɑsjɔ̃] n. f. ÉTYM. 1817, in Höfler; angl. flirtation, de to flirt. → Flirter. ❖ ♦ Vieux. Flirt. 0 Théodore Child me faisait un fantastique tableau des soirées de l Angleterre, où la nuit venant, par les routes crépusculaires, des groupes de …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Flirtation — Flir*ta tion, n. 1. Playing at courtship; coquetry. [1913 Webster] The flirtations and jealousies of our ball rooms. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flirtation — 1718, noun of action from FLIRT (Cf. flirt) …   Etymology dictionary

  • flirtation — [n] amorous advance amour, coquetry, courting, cruising, dalliance, flirting, intrigue, pickup*, romance, romancing, tease, teasing, toying*, trifling*; concepts 32,375,384 Ant. faithfulness …   New thesaurus

  • flirtation — [flər tā′shən] n. 1. a flirting, or playing at love 2. a frivolous or playful love affair …   English World dictionary

  • flirtation — flir|ta|tion [flə:ˈteıʃən US flə:r ] n 1.) a short period of time during which you are interested in something flirtation with ▪ He started his own business last year, after a brief flirtation with political life. 2.) [U] behaviour that shows you …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • flirtation — UK [flɜː(r)ˈteɪʃ(ə)n] / US [flɜrˈteɪʃ(ə)n] noun Word forms flirtation : singular flirtation plural flirtations 1) a) [uncountable] behaviour that shows someone that you have a romantic or sexual interest in them b) [countable] a short and not… …   English dictionary

  • flirtation — (entrée créée par le supplément) (flir ta sion) s. f. Mot anglais que les romans anglais ont acclimaté en France, et qui signifie le petit manége des jeunes filles auprès des hommes, et des hommes auprès des jeunes filles. •   La flirtation… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • flirtation — n. to carry on, engage in a flirtation with * * * [flɜː teɪʃ(ə)n] engage in a flirtation with to carry on …   Combinatory dictionary

  • flirtation — flir|ta|tion [ flɜr teıʃn ] noun 1. ) uncount behavior that shows someone that you have a romantic or sexual interest in them a ) count a short and not very serious sexual or romantic relationship 2. ) count an instance of someone being… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • flirtation — noun 1》 behaviour that demonstrates a playful sexual attraction to someone.     ↘a short or casual relationship. 2》 a short period of casual interest in a particular idea or activity: his brief flirtation with the Communist party …   English new terms dictionary

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