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flirtatious

[flur-tey-shuh s] /flɜrˈteɪ ʃəs/
adjective
1.
given or inclined to flirtation.
2.
pertaining to or suggesting flirtation.
Origin of flirtatious
1825-1835
1825-35; flirtat(ion) + -ious
Related forms
flirtatiously, adverb
flirtatiousness, noun
nonflirtatious, adjective
nonflirtatiously, adverb
nonflirtatiousness, noun
unflirtatious, adjective
unflirtatiously, adverb
unflirtatiousness, noun
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flirtatious

/flɜːˈteɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
given to flirtation
2.
expressive of playful sexual invitation: a flirtatious glance
Derived Forms
flirtatiously, adverb
flirtatiousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for flirtatious
adj.

1834, from flirtation + -ous. Related: Flirtatiously; flirtatiousness.

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