A teasing expression or manner shows that the person is not completely serious about what they are saying or doing.

`But we're having such fun, aren't we?' he protested with a teasing smile...

Smith was at his most teasing.

Derived words:
teasingly ADV-GRADED usu ADV with v

`My, what a lot of things you want to know, Sergeant', she said teasingly.

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