verb (used with object), tan·ta·lized, tan·ta·liz·ing.
Examples from the Web for tantalised
Dale's curiosity was so strong, that Hugh saw how dangerous it was to have tantalised it.The Crofton Boys|Harriet Martineau
From which he limped home, tantalised yet happy, thinking of his possible rivals no more.A Widow's Tale and Other Stories|Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
Catherine tantalised them by withholding from them their prey.Tongues of Conscience|Robert Smythe Hichens
Webster's mother kept her eye on the fruit-and-berry wagons: they tantalised her passion for preserves.The Kentucky Warbler|James Lane Allen
Charles, tantalised to desperation, continued more devoted than ever.Court Beauties of Old Whitehall|W. R. H. Trowbridge
British Dictionary definitions for tantalised
Word Origin for tantalize
Word Origin and History for tantalised
1590s, from Latin Tantalus, from Greek Tantalos, king of Phrygia, son of Zeus, punished in the afterlife (for an offense variously given) by being made to stand in a river up to his chin, under branches laden with fruit, all of which withdrew from his reach whenever he tried to eat or drink. His story was known to Chaucer (c.1369).