flirtatious

adjective
flir·ta·tious | \ ˌflər-ˈtā-shəs \

Definition of flirtatious 

: inclined to flirt : coquettish

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Other words from flirtatious

flirtatiously adverb
flirtatiousness noun

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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 Fischer never administered field-sobriety or breathalyzer tests, according to the claim, and was flirtatious during the encounter. Jeff Mcdonald, latimes.com, "Legal claim says deputy groped San Diego State student in 2012 and detectives pressured her not to file complaint," 16 June 2018 Kyle Patterson’s ever affable Alberto, Molly Clementz’s perky Doralice, Phil Meyer’s hilarious Anselmo and Jessie Shulman’s sagaciously flirtatious Madama la Rose all convinced. Mark Swed, latimes.com, "A little operatic help for newspapers: ‘La Gazzetta’ couldn't be better timed," 30 June 2018 Still, a sharp-witted, distinct voice emerged, alternating between humorous, flirtatious, argumentative, and instructive. Joy Lanzendorfer, Longreads, "Ghost Writer: The Story of Patience Worth, the Posthumous Author," 14 June 2018 The flirtatious comments are just the latest clues that Priyanka and Nick are romantically linked. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Priyanka Chopra Comments on Nick Jonas' Instagram, Further Fueling Dating Rumors," 5 June 2018 Fischer never administered field-sobriety or breathalyzer tests, according to the claim, and was flirtatious during the encounter. Jeff Mcdonald, latimes.com, "Legal claim says deputy groped San Diego State student in 2012 and detectives pressured her not to file complaint," 16 June 2018 Kendall and Anwar have known each other for years and have always been flirtatious and this is just another sign of that. Hanna Lustig, Teen Vogue, "Kendall Jenner and Anwar Hadid Reportedly Aren't In a Relationship," 7 June 2018 Antbird males, for instance, call out flirtatious entreaties to single females in their vicinity. Joshua Rapp Learn, Smithsonian, "Some Animals Take Turns While Talking, Just Like Humans. Why?," 20 June 2018

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First Known Use of flirtatious

1834, in the meaning defined above

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flirtable

flirtatious

flirt-gill

flirtigig

flirtingly

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flirtatious

adjective

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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