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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Secret affairs and flirtatious exchanges with handsome strangers may appeal to you during this transit. Randon Rosenbohm, Allure, "What June's Cancer Horoscope Predictions Say for You," 29 May 2019 There were no witnesses to the vandalism. Harassing communication: Wilson Mills Road A woman reported July 14 that a client from her side business has been harassing her through text messages with unwanted flirtatious advances., "Widespread vandalism leaves no evidence of suspect: Mayfield Police Blotter," 17 July 2019 That said, your partner must be up to speed with the gift of gab – able to chat about anything and maintain flirtatious (and newsy) text threads throughout the day. Rebecca Gordon, Harper's BAZAAR, "Why Your Moon Sign Is More Important Than You Think," 18 June 2019 Jupiter hovered in the lens of a telescope on our back deck, and more fireflies than I had ever seen lit up our yard with their flirtatious flashes. Theresa Vargas, Washington Post, "It’s that time again — when mosquitoes feast and we disagree on what to do about them," 22 June 2019 Mercury, the planet of communication, enters Cancer on Tuesday, June 4, putting you in a flirtatious and creative frame of mind. Randon Rosenbohm, Allure, "What June's Pisces Horoscope Predictions Mean for You," 29 May 2019 After many flirtatious moments and bouts of jealousy, Eddie was ready to be honest. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "'Blue Bloods' Couple Jamie Reagan and Eddie Janko Have Had Such a Dramatic Relationship," 27 Apr. 2019 The pair exchange flirtatious tweets, comment on each other’s Instagrams, and attend awards shows arm-in-arm. Samantha Leac, Glamour, "It’s Time to Put a Stop to ‘In-Betweenships’," 19 Apr. 2019 In between flirtatious comments and knowing looks, Arya commissioned a new weapon of her own design. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Arya’s New Weapon on ‘Game of Thrones’ Is Going to Be a “Showstopper”," 15 Apr. 2019

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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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