flirtatious

or flirt·y

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

adjective

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

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Origin of flirtatious

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

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Example sentences 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 forms of flirtatious

flirtatiously, adverbflirtatiousness, noun
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