[syn: flirt, flirting, flirtation, coquetry, dalliance, toying]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Dalliance \Dal"li*ance\, n. [From Dally.]
1. The act of dallying, trifling, or fondling; interchange of
caresses; wanton play.
Look thou be true, do not give dalliance
Too much the rein. --Shak.
O, the dalliance and the wit,
The flattery and the strife! --Tennyson.
2. Delay or procrastination. --Shak.
3. Entertaining discourse. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the deliberate act of delaying and playing instead of
working [syn: dalliance, dawdling, trifling]
2: playful behavior intended to arouse sexual interest [syn:
flirt, flirting, flirtation, coquetry, dalliance,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
59 Moby Thesaurus words for "dalliance":
amorous dalliance, amorous looks, billing and cooing, bundling,
caressing, come-hither look, coquetry, coquettish glances,
coquettishness, coyness, cuddling, dabbling, dallying, dawdling,
dilatoriness, dillydallying, fiddling, flirtation, flirtatiousness,
fondling, fooling, fooling around, goo-goo eyes, hugging, idling,
jerking off, kidding around, kissing, lag, lagging, lingering,
loitering, lollygagging, lovemaking, messing around, monkeying,
monkeying around, necking, nestling, nuzzling, ogle, petting,
piddling, playing, playing around, pottering, procrastination,
puttering, sexual intercourse, shilly-shallying, smattering,
snuggling, spooning, tarriance, tarrying, tinkering, toying,