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English definition of “flirtation”

flirtation

noun uk   /flɜːˈteɪ.ʃən/ us    /flɝː-/

flirtation noun (SEXUAL ATTRACTION)

[C or U] a situation in which someone behaves as if sexually attracted to another person, without being seriously interested: It was a harmless flirtation and nothing more.Sexual attractionAttractiveSexual activity in generalPhysical and sexual assault and abduction

flirtation noun (INTEREST)

[S] a short period of being interested in something or doing something: a brief flirtation with CommunismExcitement, interest, energy and enthusiasm
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