Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb tantalise

1 sense of tantalise

Sense 1
tease, razz, rag, cod, tantalize, tantalise, bait, taunt, twit, rally, ride -- (harass with persistent criticism or carping; "The children teased the new teacher"; "Don't ride me so hard over my failure"; "His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie")
       => mock, bemock -- (treat with contempt; "The new constitution mocks all democratic principles")

Antonyms of adj tantalising

2 senses of tantalising

Sense 1
tantalizing, tantalising -- (arousing desire or expectation for something unattainable or mockingly out of reach; "a tantalizing taste of success")

INDIRECT (VIA inviting) -> uninviting -- (neither attractive nor tempting)

Sense 2
tantalizing, tantalising, tempting -- (very pleasantly inviting; "a tantalizing aroma"; "a tempting repast")

INDIRECT (VIA inviting) -> uninviting -- (neither attractive nor tempting)

Similarity of adj tantalising

2 senses of tantalising

Sense 1
tantalizing, tantalising -- (arousing desire or expectation for something unattainable or mockingly out of reach; "a tantalizing taste of success")
       => inviting (vs. uninviting) -- (attractive and tempting; "an inviting offer")

Sense 2
tantalizing, tantalising, tempting -- (very pleasantly inviting; "a tantalizing aroma"; "a tempting repast")
       => inviting (vs. uninviting) -- (attractive and tempting; "an inviting offer")

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