flir|ta|tious [flə:ˈteıʃəs US flə:r-] adj
behaving in a way that deliberately tries to attract sexual attention
She gave him a flirtatious smile.
a flirtatious giggle
>flirtatiously adv
>flirtatiousness n [U]

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • flirtatious — adjective behaving in a way that deliberately tries to attract sexual attention, but not in a serious way: a flirtatious young girl flirtatiously adverb flirtatiousness noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • flirtatious — adjective her blatantly flirtatious manner Syn: coquettish, flirty, kittenish, teasing …   Thesaurus of popular words

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  • flirtatious — flirtatiously, adv. flirtatiousness, n. /flerr tay sheuhs/, adj. 1. given or inclined to flirtation. 2. pertaining to or suggesting flirtation. Also, flirty. [1825 35; FLIRTAT(ION) + IOUS] * * * …   Universalium

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