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flirtatious

or flirty

[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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Examples from the Web for flirtatiously
Historical Examples
  • At the swinging gate there was a girl-clerk who smiled up at him, flirtatiously.

    Rope Holworthy Hall
  • At that moment the black gelding was flirtatiously crossing the drawbridge over the Charles on the Allston Road.

    Philosophy 4 Owen Wister
  • It was not as though West had kissed her, as a man might kiss a flirtatiously inclined woman.

    The Brute Frederic Arnold Kummer
  • He felt a sudden recrudescence of jealousy as he heard Ashton's voice unctuously, flirtatiously offering his wife hospitality.

    Excuse Me! Rupert Hughes
British Dictionary definitions for flirtatiously

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 flirtatiously

flirtatious

adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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