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petting

verb
present participle of pet

Synonyms of petting

to touch or handle in a tender or loving manner
  • a cat who loves to be petted

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pettiness

petting

pettish

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“Petting.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/petting. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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