flirtation

[flur-tey-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act or practice of flirting; coquetry.
2.
a love affair that is not serious.

Origin:
1710–20; flirt + -ation

flirtational, adjective
flirtationless, adjective
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flirtation (flɜːˈteɪʃən)
 
n
1.  behaviour intended to arouse sexual feelings or advances without emotional commitment; coquetry
2.  any casual involvement without commitment: a flirtation with journalism

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flirtation
1718, from flirt + -tion.
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Example sentences
It is the difference between a light flirtation and a righteous marriage with
  all its duties and difficulties.
Meyer wanted to show how music is defined by its flirtation with-but not
  submission to-our expectations of order.
Certain kinds of flirtation deemed unacceptable today could perhaps one day be
  regarded as relatively harmless.
The students won't be distracted by your visit, engaged as they are in
  companionship and flirtation.
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