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tantalise (v.)

chiefly British English spelling of tantalize. For suffix, see -ize. Related: Tantalised; tantalising.

updated on January 14, 2014

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Definitions of tantalise from WordNet

tantalise (v.)
harass with persistent criticism or carping;
Synonyms: tease / razz / rag / cod / tantalize / bait / taunt / twit / rally / ride
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