flir·​ta·​tious | \ ˌflər-ˈtā-shəs How to pronounce flirtatious (audio) \

Definition of flirtatious

: inclined to flirt : coquettish

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Other Words from flirtatious

flirtatiously adverb
flirtatiousness noun

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Boys come and go, variously combative, flirtatious, and collegial, and there always seems to be someone on hand with a camera to post videos later in the day. Eve Macsweeney, Vogue, "Skate Kitchen Is Chock-Full of Memorable Characters," 10 Aug. 2018 At one point, Arie puts his arm around Krystal, a semi-flirtatious move that prompts Tia and Caroline to retaliate by jokingly draping their limbs around each other. Aurelie Corinthios,, "The Bachelor: Arie Luyendyk Jr. Learns Bekah M.'s Age, Krystal Still Isn't Here to Make Friends," 22 Jan. 2018 One of the funniest scenes of season two involved a flirtatious moment between Mike and Nancy's mom and bad boy Billy. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "'Stranger Things' Season 3: Everything We Know So Far," 10 Dec. 2018 That could mean feeling more flirtatious before a date. Rebecca Jennings, Vox, "How do you sell erotica to millennial women? Make it more like podcasts.," 6 Dec. 2018 People with Aries Venus adore flirtatious romances that are defined by physical touch, exciting spontaneity, and (of course) some playful bickering to keep the flame burning. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What the Position of Venus in Your Birth Chart Means for You," 31 July 2018 These may be innocuous reminders and Instagram updates, but what about flirtatious texts? Kim Komando, USA TODAY, "Your smartphone is giving away more personal info than you realize. Here's how to lock it down.," 16 Mar. 2018 The two began sending messages that quickly became flirtatious, according to prosecutors. Zaz Hollander, Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska State Trooper showed up in patrol car for hotel date with 16-year-old girl, charges say," 30 Apr. 2018 Chayanne, who has an extensive artistic career, is known for being very romantic and flirtatious on stage. Suzette Fernandez, Billboard, "Chayanne to Debut 'Desde El Alma' Tour in the U.S: Exclusive," 5 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of flirtatious

1834, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of flirtatious was in 1834

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English Language Learners Definition of flirtatious

: feeling or showing a sexual attraction for someone that is usually not meant to be taken seriously

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not to be persuaded, moved, or stopped

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