flirtatious

or flirt·y

[ flur-tey-shuh s or flur-tee ]
/ flɜrˈteɪ ʃəs or ˈflɜr ti /
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adjective

given or inclined to flirtation.
pertaining to or suggesting flirtation.

Nearby words

  1. flipping,
  2. flippy,
  3. flirt,
  4. flirtable,
  5. flirtation,
  6. flirtatiously,
  7. flirty,
  8. flit,
  9. flit gun,
  10. flitch

Origin of flirtatious

First recorded in 1825–35; flirtat(ion) + -ious

Related forms
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Examples from the Web for flirtatiously

  • It was not as though West had kissed her, as a man might kiss a flirtatiously inclined woman.

    The Brute|Frederic Arnold Kummer
  • He felt a sudden recrudescence of jealousy as he heard Ashton's voice unctuously, flirtatiously offering his wife hospitality.

    Excuse Me!|Rupert Hughes
  • At the swinging gate there was a girl-clerk who smiled up at him, flirtatiously.

    Rope|Holworthy Hall


British Dictionary definitions for flirtatiously

flirtatious

/ (flɜːˈteɪʃəs) /

adjective

given to flirtation
expressive of playful sexual invitationa flirtatious glance
Derived Formsflirtatiously, adverbflirtatiousness, noun

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Word Origin and History for flirtatiously

flirtatious

adj.

1834, from flirtation + -ous. Related: Flirtatiously; flirtatiousness.

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