flirtatious

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj flirtatious like a coquette
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • flirtatious Given to flirtation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Flirtatious (coll.) giving to flirting
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Onomatopœic, like flick, flip, flirk (a jerk), spurt, squirt.

Usage

In literature:

Hiram saw him grasp playfully at Lucy's hand, saw her jerk it away with a flirtatious laugh.
"The She Boss" by Arthur Preston Hankins
You don't strike me as flirtatious and that sort of thing, and it's much in your favour.
"The Tragic Muse" by Henry James
Poor, pretty, flirtatious Aunt Fay!
"The Chauffeur and the Chaperon" by C. N. Williamson
She was simply a composite of flirtatious instinct and an amazing candor.
"The Tyranny of Weakness" by Charles Neville Buck
She became frivolous and flirtatious and was beginning to do poorly in high school.
"Woman" by William J. Robinson
Out of the flirtatious girl came the homemaker.
"Mezzerow Loves Company" by Floyd L. Wallace
Annabel was a flirtatious young woman who welcomed the outlaws in her very best manner.
"Operas Every Child Should Know" by Mary Schell Hoke Bacon
He spoke of this impression to Mary and she shared his view, though Rosamond was in no sense flirtatious.
"Chit-Chat; Nirvana; The Searchlight" by Mathew Joseph Holt
At the swinging gate there was a girl-clerk who smiled up at him, flirtatiously.
"Rope" by Holworthy Hall
Perhaps, with marvelous inspiration, he saw through her flirtatious methods.
"The Twins of Suffering Creek" by Ridgwell Cullum
Her ruddy brown tail was bushy and handsome, and at this moment she was carrying it high and flirtatiously curled.
"Finn The Wolfhound" by A. J. Dawson
The Alimentive is the most affectionate in love and the Thoracic the most flirtatious, but the Muscular is the most positive.
"How to Analyze People on Sight" by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
Everything she said was flirtatious, carrying a sexual innuendo.
"Project Daedalus" by Thomas Hoover
Both of them were pert, quarrelsome, fickle, and flirtatious.
"The Song of Songs" by Hermann Sudermann
It was not as though West had kissed her, as a man might kiss a flirtatiously inclined woman.
"The Brute" by Frederic Arnold Kummer
It is too flirtatious!
"A Tree with a Bird in it:" by Margaret Widdemer
The blase blade passed the flirtatious jade by without deigning even to ruffle her steam-cloud hair.
"Down the Yellowstone" by Lewis R. Freeman
Their flirtatious first glances had ceased for want of encouragement.
"Out of the Air" by Inez Haynes Irwin
About this time I began what developed into a flirtatious correspondence with a St. Louis octoroon.
"The Conquest" by Oscar Micheaux
He felt a sudden recrudescence of jealousy as he heard Ashton's voice unctuously, flirtatiously offering his wife hospitality.
"Excuse Me!" by Rupert Hughes
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In news:

A flirtatious act or attitude.
WASHINGTON (CNN) — The top US commander in Afghanistan allegedly exchanged "flirtatious" e-mails with a woman who was supposedly being threatened by the CIA director's mistress, according to a Defense Department official.
'Flirtatious' emails put top general in Afghanistan, Gen John Allen, under scrutiny.
Gen John Allen 's emails to Jill Kelley 'flirtatious,' official says.
He was intimate, he was personal, and he even showed his flirtatious side.
City ranks third in new "study" for most-flirtatious women while online.
Woman, of being inappropriately flirtatious with Petraeus led to his resignation and also ensnared Gen John R Allen, the top NATO commander in Afghanistan, who allegedly sent "inappropriate communication " to Kelley.
Gen John Allen's emails to Jill Kelley 'flirtatious,' official says.
ALBANY — "I'm game," she said flirtatiously to the hunter, so he shot her.
US general 's emails 'flirtatious'.
Suggestive' emails between Jill Kelley, John Allen ' go beyond flirtatious': Report.
Hubby 's flirtatious emails.
The "Flirtatious" room at Ten Chimneys is one of the more unique rooms in the house.
Allen emails to Petraeus Friend ' Inappropriate and Flirtatious'.
(CBS News) Florida housewives, a tawdry affair, and flirtatious emails.
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