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Meaning of DALLIANCE

Pronunciation:  'daleeuns

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  playful behavior intended to arouse sexual interest
  2. [n]  the deliberate act of wasting time instead of working

DALLIANCE is a 9 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: coquetry, dawdling, flirt, flirtation, flirting, toying, trifling, wasting time
 See Also: caper, delay, frolic, gambol, holdup, play, romp



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dal"li*ance\, n. [From {Dally}.]
1. The act of dallying, trifling, or fondling; interchange of
   caresses; wanton play.

         Look thou be true, do not give dalliance Too mnch
         the rein.                             --Shak.

         O, the dalliance and the wit, The flattery and the
         strife!                               --Tennyson.

2. Delay or procrastination. --Shak.

3. Entertaining discourse. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: amorous dalliance, amorous looks, billing and cooing, bundling, caressing, come-hither look, coquetry, coquettish glances, coquettishness, coyness, cuddling, dabbling, dallying, dawdling, dilatoriness, dillydallying, fiddling, flirtation, flirtatiousness, fondling, fooling, fooling around, goo-goo eyes, hugging, idling, jerking off, kidding around, kissing, lag, lagging, lingering, loitering, lollygagging, lovemaking, messing around, monkeying, monkeying around, necking, nestling, nuzzling, ogle, petting, piddling, playing, playing around, pottering, procrastination, puttering, sexual intercourse, shilly-shallying, smattering, snuggling, spooning, tarriance, tarrying, tinkering, toying, trifling, waiting