flirtation flirtation  /flər ˈteɪ ʃən/


  • (n) playful behavior intended to arouse sexual interest



  1. In the end, though, Mbeki's flirtation with weird science may prove to be an embarrassment to a government that hopes to lead a continent-wide African renaissance.
  2. Sex appeal was a weapon for the Stanwyck character; flirtation was a gambit; conquest was power.
  3. But the flirtation with things Nazi doesn't reflect an attraction to such politics.


  1. Larry Bird Turned Down the Sacramento Kings’ GM Job

    After some brief flirtation , Larry Bird told the Sacramento Kings thanks, but no thanks . Bird is reportedly thinking of returning to the Indiana Pacers’ front-office.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Slam

  2. Can the Colts Really Lean on Vick Ballard as a Feature Back in 2013?

    The Indianapolis Colts ' flirtation with free-agent running back Ahmad Bradshaw should not be confused for dissatisfaction with Vick Ballard as the lead running back.  A fifth-round pick in 2012, Ballard has earned the right to carry the responsibilities of a No. 1 back next season. Bradshaw, while possessing an attractive skill set when healthy, should be viewed only as a capable backup behind ...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report


  1. "Tonight: Franz Ferdinand is music of the night: to fling yourself around your room to as you psyche yourself for a night of hedonism, for the dance-floor, flirtation, for your desolate heart-stop, for losing it and loving losing it, for the...
    on Oct 16, 2008 By: Alex Kapranos Source: Relix

  2. "It's time for the government to acknowledge that this experimentation, this flirtation with privatization has been a failure," Mr. Kormos said.
    on Aug 13, 2008 By: Peter Kormos Source: Globe and Mail

  3. "There is a strong possibility he becomes a candidate," said Wamp. "This is not a flirtation. This is serious."
    on Apr 16, 2007 By: Zach Wamp Source: Bradenton Herald

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