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DALLIANCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dalliance mean? 

DALLIANCE (noun)
  The noun DALLIANCE has 2 senses:

1. the deliberate act of delaying and playing instead of working
2. playful behavior intended to arouse sexual interest

  Familiarity information: DALLIANCE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DALLIANCE (noun)


Sense 1dalliance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The deliberate act of delaying and playing instead of working

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

dalliance; dawdling; trifling

Hypernyms ("dalliance" is a kind of...):

delay; holdup (the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time)


Sense 2dalliance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Playful behavior intended to arouse sexual interest

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

coquetry; flirtation; flirting; toying; dalliance; flirt

Hypernyms ("dalliance" is a kind of...):

caper; frolic; gambol; play; romp (gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement)


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