Thesaurus

courting

noun

Synonyms of courting

(Entry 1 of 2)

the series of social engagements shared by a couple looking to get married
  • after two years of courting, they finally married

Synonyms for courting

Words Related to courting

courting

verb
present participle of court

Synonyms of courting (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to act so as to make (something) more likely
  • you're courting disaster if you keep playing with matches

Synonyms for courting

Words Related to courting

Phrases Synonymous with courting

2 to go on dates that may eventually lead to marriage
  • they courted for a year before getting married

Synonyms for courting

Words Related to courting

Phrases Synonymous with courting

See the Dictionary Definition 

Learn More About courting

Thesaurus Entries Near courting

courtesy

courting

courtliness

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Courting.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/courting. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on courting

Nglish: Translation of courting for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of courting for Arabic Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Flower Edition

True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!