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

Definition of flirtatious

: inclined to flirt : coquettish

Other Words from flirtatious

flirtatiously adverb
flirtatiousness noun

Examples of flirtatious in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tocca's Stella Eau de Parfum is a fun and flirtatious scent that invokes notes of blood orange, freesia, and spicy lily. Sarah Han, Allure, 2 July 2022 The Avery of season one and two was tough, strong, and more flirtatious than romantic. Ben Rosenstock, Vulture, 14 Dec. 2021 That’s where some of the comedy is coming from, certainly where a lot of the flirtatious energy is coming from. New York Times, 8 July 2022 That night, Erin didn’t pick up on Allison’s flirtatious advances. Patty Hodapp, Outside Online, 8 June 2022 Both stars attended the 2020 BRIT Awards days after the interview and shared a hilariously flirtatious on-camera moment, holding hands and leaning on each other — before Lizzo kissed Styles' hand. Jack Irvin,, 3 June 2022 There are some delicious Easter eggs in the film, like when real life married couple Imelda Staunton and Jim Carter get to play a kind of flirtatious scene. Adam Rathe, Town & Country, 26 May 2022 Since then, the moment has been memed to the moon and back, with fans even going as far to call the encounter flirtatious. Seventeen, 23 June 2022 In the past year or so, hot pants have been reinserting themselves into fashion, showing up on Instagram feeds as flirtatious loungewear and in designer collections. Nancy Macdonell, WSJ, 22 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of flirtatious

1834, in the meaning defined above

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“Flirtatious.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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