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coquet

verb
variants: or

coquette

Synonyms and Antonyms of coquet

  1. to show a sexual attraction for someone just for fun at the country club she would often brazenly coquet with the husbands of the women to whom she was giving golf lessons Synonyms of coquet flirt (or coquette), dally, frivol, mess around, toy, trifleWords Related to coquet vamp; court, mash, woo; josh, kid, put on, razz, rib, tease; fool, lead on, string along; manipulate, play (with)

Synonym Discussion of coquet

trifle, toy, dally, flirt, coquet mean to deal with or act toward without serious purpose. trifle may imply playfulness, unconcern, indulgent contempt.
    • to trifle with a lover's feelings
toy implies acting without full attention or serious exertion of one's powers.
    • a political novice toying with great issues
dally suggests indulging in thoughts or plans merely as an amusement.
    • dallying with the idea of building a boat someday
flirt implies an interest or attention that soon passes to another object.
    • flirted with one fashionable ism after another
coquet implies attracting interest or admiration without serious intention.
    • companies that coquet with environmentalism solely for public relations

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