Definition of flirtatious in English:



  • 1Behaving in such a way as to suggest a playful sexual attraction to someone.

    ‘she was beautiful and very flirtatious’
    • ‘‘She's naturally flirtatious and not exactly shy about being charming towards gentlemen ’, says one who has experienced her allure.’
    • ‘She wasn't playful or flirtatious, she simply held him to her.’
    • ‘Through mechanical, bound movement she playfully encourages our perhaps devious flirtatious tendencies.’
    • ‘As soon as it began, he worried that the girl might be more attracted to Chris, who was so charismatic and flirtatious.’
    • ‘Then the brunette went to the toilet and the blonde was behaving in exactly the same flirtatious way as the brunette had been earlier.’
    • ‘His flirtatious relationship with Mary suggests he's a man who has found his ideal partner and is determined to wear down her resistance.’
    • ‘It was tender and flirtatious and intimate.’
    • ‘Claire practically rolled her eyes in agreement when we suggested that Victor - who was mellow and flirtatious to a fault - had slacked off.’
    • ‘Katherine of Aragon does not appear in the film, but Vanessa Redgrave makes a fleeting, non-speaking appearance as an incredibly authentic-looking and flirtatious Anne Boleyn.’
    • ‘Yet normally she didn't have a playful and flirtatious British boy along for the ride.’
    • ‘Vicki and Harriet begin a flirtatious relationship, fraught with sexual tension.’
    • ‘It's also playful, flirtatious and often raucous.’
    • ‘It was flirtatious, teasing, and mischievous.’
    • ‘This led to flirtatious, prolonged seductions and the delicious build-up of anticipation and desire.’
    • ‘Just be yourself, but more flirtatious and playful and fun and stuff.’
    • ‘She was attractive, flirtatious and a little bit desperate.’
    • ‘The work is advertised in job centres across the UK - inviting flirtatious men and women to contact a website address for the Harrogate-based firm.’
    • ‘It's not one of those landscapes that are arch and secretive, it isn't gentle or flirtatious.’
    • ‘She is smoldering, playful, and flirtatious with a streak of malice.’
    • ‘‘I am a very flirtatious and sexual person,’ she says.’
    coquettish, flirty, provocative, seductive, inviting, amorous, kittenish, coy, arch, teasing, playful, frisky, flighty, skittish, dallying, philandering
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    1. 1.1 Expressing a playful sexual attraction.
      ‘a flirtatious smile’
      • ‘Dylan offered to go get Adie's coffee, a direct product of the harmlessly flirtatious smile she shot him as she sat down.’
      • ‘She flashed him a flirtatious smile and waited for a response.’
      • ‘We corresponded for almost two years, writing flirtatious letters, thriving on the sexual energy of that two-day encounter.’
      • ‘Silence hung between them for a few minutes, wrapped with flirtatious suggestion.’
      • ‘I flashed him my most flirtatious smile, and he raised his eyebrows.’
      • ‘She combined an impetuous, coltish physicality with high glamour and a flirtatious, seductive allure.’
      • ‘Settling herself at a tall bar stool, she threw the bartender a flirtatious smile as she rearranged her short jean skirt to cover her lengthy legs.’
      • ‘Parker snickered, flashing me and Riley a flirtatious smile.’
      • ‘With that, Willow smiled, not a flirtatious grin with a wink, not a sneer, not a scowl; the sickness had wracked her sharply, forcing a new, solemn calm upon her.’
      • ‘I gave her a subtle finger wave with a flirtatious smile.’
      • ‘There was a wicked grin on his face, and Marla couldn't help the flirtatious and alluring smile she sent back to him.’
      • ‘Stephanie thought little more about the footballer's flirtatious promise to be on the same flight as her out of Johannesburg.’
      • ‘‘Good, you look great, very cozy,’ he told her with a playful, almost flirtatious wink.’
      • ‘His flirtatious smile widens as he replies: ‘Well, why don't you take my shirt off?’’
      • ‘Accordingly, the long rows of elegant boxes face one another rather than the stage in order that the occupants might entertain themselves with flirtatious glances, fluttering fans and the endless passing of notes.’
      • ‘With its swirled flashy design and swishy beaded fringe, the lampshades are like a flirtatious smile in a roomful of strangers, bold and impossible to ignore.’
      • ‘Sick now of the confusion and discomfort Simone took charge, ‘Ok, Kyle, Tay, you two can go up against me and Josh’ she paused briefly to give the dirty blonde haired boy a flirtatious smile.’
      • ‘Having said her piece for the moment, Amanda turned back towards the vehicle, before spinning again to give Sam what Kate was horrified to note was a rather flirtatious smile.’
      • ‘It was not a flirtatious smile in anyway, very jovial i think it was.’
      • ‘Unlike most girls I didn't stare or flash a flirtatious smile.’