teasing
noun.
the act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule); provoking someone with persistent annoyances
he ignored their teases|his ribbing was gentle but persistent
noun.
playful vexation
the parody was just a form of teasing
noun.
the act of removing tangles from you hair with a comb
Synonym: comb-out
adj.
playfully vexing (especially by ridicule)
his face wore a somewhat quizzical almost impertinent air
Synonym: mocking, quizzical
adj.
arousing sexual desire without intending to satisfy it
her lazy teasing smile
adj.
causing irritation or annoyance
tapping an annoying rhythm on his glass with his fork|aircraft noise is particularly bothersome near the airport|found it galling to have to ask permission|an irritating delay|nettlesome paperwork|a pesky mosquito|swarms of pestering gnats|a plaguey newfangled safety catch|a teasing and persistent thought annoyed him|a vexatious child|it is vexing to have to admit you are wrong