amorous+dalliance

  • 1 dalliance — Synonyms and related words: amorous dalliance, amorous looks, billing and cooing, bundling, caressing, come hither look, coquetry, coquettish glances, coquettishness, coyness, cuddling, dabbling, dallying, dawdling, dilatoriness, dillydallying,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 2 dalliance — [n1] dawdling dabbling, delay, delaying, dilly dallying*, frittering, frivoling, idling, loafing, loitering, playing, poking*, procrastinating, procrastination, puttering, toying, trifling; concepts 151,210,681 Ant. hastening, hurrying, push,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 3 dalliance — noun /ˈdalɪəns,ˈdæliəns/ a) Playful flirtation; amorous play. As in the season of rutting (an uncouth phrase, by which the vulgar denote that gentle dalliance, which in the well wooded forest of Hampshire, passes between lovers of the ferine… …

    Wiktionary

  • 4 dalliance — noun Date: 14th century an act of dallying: as a. play; especially amorous play b. frivolous action ; trifling …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 5 dalliance — /dal ee euhns, dal yeuhns/, n. 1. a trifling away of time; dawdling. 2. amorous toying; flirtation. [1300 50; ME daliaunce. See DALLY, ANCE] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 6 dalliance — dal•li•ance [[t]ˈdæl i əns, ˈdæl yəns[/t]] n. 1) a trifling away of time; dawdling 2) amorous toying; flirtation • Etymology: 1300–50; ME daliaunce. See dally, ance …

    From formal English to slang

  • 7 dalliance — /ˈdæliəns / (say daleeuhns) noun 1. a trifling away of time; dawdling. 2. amorous toying; flirtation. {Middle English; from dally + ance} …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 8 The Amorous Flea — Infobox Musical name= The Amorous Flea subtitle= caption= Philip Proctor and Imelda DeMartin music= Bruce Montgomery lyrics= Bruce Montgomery book= Jerry Devine basis= Molière s 1662 comedy The School for Wives productions= 1964 Off Broadway… …

    Wikipedia

  • 9 caressing — Synonyms and related words: amorous dalliance, billing and cooing, bundling, cuddling, dalliance, feeling, fingering, fondling, friction, frottage, handling, hugging, kissing, lollygagging, lovemaking, manipulation, necking, nestling, nuzzling,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 10 fondling — Synonyms and related words: amorous dalliance, billing and cooing, bundling, caressing, cosset, cuddling, dalliance, darling, favorite, hugging, idol, jewel, kissing, lollygagging, lovemaking, matinee idol, minion, necking, nestling, nuzzling,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 11 lollygagging — Synonyms and related words: amorous dalliance, billing and cooing, bundling, caressing, cuddling, dalliance, dallying, dawdling, delaying, dilatoriness, dilatory, dillydallying, dragging, fondling, hugging, kissing, lag, lagging, lingering,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 12 nestling — Synonyms and related words: amorous dalliance, apprentice, avifauna, baby, baby bird, beginner, billing and cooing, bird, bird of Jove, bird of Juno, bird of Minerva, bird of night, bird of passage, bird of prey, birdie, birdlife, birdling, birdy …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 13 petting — Synonyms and related words: amorous dalliance, billing and cooing, bundling, caressing, cuddling, dalliance, feeling, fingering, fondling, friction, frottage, handling, hugging, kissing, lollygagging, lovemaking, manipulation, necking, nestling,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 14 sexual intercourse — Synonyms and related words: act of love, adultery, amorous dalliance, aphrodisia, ass, balling, billing and cooing, bundling, caressing, carnal knowledge, climax, cohabitation, coition, coitus, coitus interruptus, commerce, congress, connection,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 15 dally —    to copulate with extramaritally    Originally, to talk idly, but in this usage men do it more than women:     On the night of the divorce he was out with Australian harpie with whom he dallied for a year or two. (Private Eye, April 1981)… …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 16 toy — /tɔɪ / (say toy) noun 1. an object, often a small imitation of some familiar thing, for children or others to play with, or otherwise derive amusement; a plaything. 2. a thing or matter of little or no value or importance. 3. a small article of… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 toy — [14] Nothing is known for certain about the origins of toy. It originally meant ‘amorous dalliance’ (‘So said he, and forbore not glance or toy, of amorous intent, well understood of Eve’, Milton, Paradise Lost 1667), traces of which survive in… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 18 toy — [14] Nothing is known for certain about the origins of toy. It originally meant ‘amorous dalliance’ (‘So said he, and forbore not glance or toy, of amorous intent, well understood of Eve’, Milton, Paradise Lost 1667), traces of which survive in… …

    Word origins

  • 19 Toy — (toi), n. [D. tuid tools, implements, stuff, trash, speeltuig playthings, toys; akin to G. zeug stuff, materials, MNG. ziuc, Icel. tygi gear; all ultimately from the root of E. tug, v. t.; cf. G. zeugen to beget, MHG. ziugen to beget, make ready …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 20 toy mutch — Toy Toy (toi), n. [D. tuid tools, implements, stuff, trash, speeltuig playthings, toys; akin to G. zeug stuff, materials, MNG. ziuc, Icel. tygi gear; all ultimately from the root of E. tug, v. t.; cf. G. zeugen to beget, MHG. ziugen to beget,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English