Compliments vs Flirt - What's the difference?

compliments | flirt |

As nouns the difference between compliments and flirt

is that compliments is while flirt is flirtation.




  • Good wishes.
  • Please accept this 2011 calendar with our compliments .

    Derived terms

    * with compliments




    (en noun)
  • A sudden jerk; a quick throw or cast; a darting motion; hence, a jeer.
  • * Addison
  • Several little flirts and vibrations.
  • * Edgar Allan Poe
  • With many a flirt and flutter.
  • One who flirts; especially a woman who acts with giddiness, or plays at courtship; a coquette; a pert girl.
  • * Addison
  • Several young flirts about town had a design to cast us out of the fashionable world.
  • An episode of flirting.
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    (en verb)
  • To throw (something) with a jerk or sudden movement; to fling.
  • They flirt water in each other's faces.
    to flirt a glove, or a handkerchief
  • To jeer at; to mock.
  • * Beaumont and Fletcher
  • I am ashamed; I am scorned; I am flirted .
  • *, II.27:
  • Asinius Pollio , having written many invectives against Plancus, staid untill he were dead to publish them. It was rather to flurt at a blind man, and raile in a dead mans eare, and to offend a senselesse man, than incurre the danger of his revenge.
  • To dart about; to move with quick, jerky motions.
  • * 2012 , Lenora Worth, Sweetheart Reunion
  • Her skirt flirted around her knees like a flower petal.
  • To blurt out.
  • * 1915 , Thornton W. Burgess, The Adventures of Chatterer the Red Squirrel , Little, Brown, and Company, Boston, Ch.XXI:
  • Chatterer flirted his tale in the saucy way he has, and his eyes twinkled.
  • (senseid)To play at courtship; to talk with teasing affection, to insinuate sexual attraction in a playful (especially conversational) way.
  • * 2006 , The Guardian , 21 April:
  • Dr Hutchinson, who told jurors that he had been married for 37 years and that his son was a policeman, said he enjoyed flirting with the woman, was flattered by her attention and was anticipating patting her bottom again—but had no intention of seducing her.


    * ("to insinuate emotional affection"): belittle


    * ("to insinuate emotional affection"): coquet, tease


  • pert; wanton
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