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

Examples of flirtatious in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Plenty of songs on TWICE’s past few albums are filled with flirtatious lyrics, but this release kicks the heat up a notch. Kat Moon, Time, "The 4 Biggest Takeaways From TWICE's New Album MORE & MORE," 5 June 2020 The Dolphins, Vikings and Colts were among the flirtatious, Shover said. Kent Somers, azcentral, "The Arizona Republic played big role in making the Valley 'big league' sports destination," 19 May 2020 And those men were also more likely to call the researcher later and be flirtatious with her. The Atlantic, "Social Distance: Should You Text Your Ex?," 20 Apr. 2020 Asking was my way of being flirtatious but asking was also the right thing to do, right? Destiny Lavigne, Los Angeles Times, "L.A. Affairs: I was the world’s pickiest dater. And no guy could ever stack up," 18 Apr. 2020 Reports emerged this week that her relationship with Foxx, 51, was over after six years, reportedly because the Oscar winner didn’t want to give up his flirtatious, bachelor ways. Martha Ross, The Mercury News, "From Tom Cruise to Jamie Foxx: Katie Holmes and the hazards of charismatic men," 21 Aug. 2019 Heloise feels very unlike her mother—who is flightier and more flirtatious, who even looks very different. Deborah Treisman, The New Yorker, "Tessa Hadley on What Happened and What Happened Next," 6 Apr. 2020 On April 3, charming Venus makes her way into chatty Gemini, ushering in a flirtatious energy that will encourage you to form new bonds. Venus Australis,, "Your April Horoscope," 1 Apr. 2020 Taylor Swift: Plays Bombalurina, a flirtatious red cat that makes advances on many male cats throughout the story. Katherine Schaffstall, Billboard, "'Cats': Everything to Know About the Film Adaptation," 18 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of flirtatious

1834, in the meaning defined above

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“Flirtatious.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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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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