Flirtatious vs Flirt - What's the difference?
Flirtatious is a related term of flirt.
As adjectives the difference between flirtatious and flirt
is that flirtatious
is of or pertaining to flirtation while flirt
is pert; wanton.
As a noun flirt is
a sudden jerk; a quick throw or cast; a darting motion; hence, a jeer.
As a verb flirt is
to throw (something) with a jerk or sudden movement; to fling.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
Of or pertaining to flirtation.
(of a person) Having a tendency to flirt often.
* cheeky, coquettish
* prudish, reserved
A sudden jerk; a quick throw or cast; a darting motion; hence, a jeer.
* Edgar Allan Poe
- Several little flirts and vibrations.
One who flirts; especially a woman who acts with giddiness, or plays at courtship; a coquette; a pert girl.
- With many a flirt and flutter.
An episode of flirting.
- Several young flirts about town had a design to cast us out of the fashionable world.
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To throw (something) with a jerk or sudden movement; to fling.
- They flirt water in each other's faces.
To jeer at; to mock.
* Beaumont and Fletcher
- to flirt a glove, or a handkerchief
- I am ashamed; I am scorned; I am flirted .
To dart about; to move with quick, jerky motions.
* 2012 , Lenora Worth, Sweetheart Reunion
- 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 blurt out.
* 1915 , Thornton W. Burgess, The Adventures of Chatterer the Red Squirrel , Little, Brown, and Company, Boston, Ch.XXI:
- Her skirt flirted around her knees like a flower petal.
(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:
- Chatterer flirted his tale in the saucy way he has, and his eyes twinkled.
- 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
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