Definition of TEASE

a person who causes repeated emotional pain, distress, or annoyance to another <she can be a very cruel tease when she happens upon an unpopular girl who is easily hurt>
one who is obnoxiously annoying <my youngest brother is a complete tease, following me around everywhere and aping my every move>
Related Words headache; harrier, heckler, interrupter (also interruptor); hassle, plague; harasser, molester, tormentor (also tormenter), torturer
Near Antonyms charmer, smoothy (or smoothie); comforter, solacer, soother

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