1. [syn: tease, teasing, ribbing, tantalization]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Tantalization \Tan`ta*li*za"tion\, n.
The act of tantalizing, or state of being tantalized.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously
(especially by ridicule); provoking someone with persistent
annoyances; "he ignored their teases"; "his ribbing was
gentle but persistent" [syn: tease, teasing, ribbing,