Dalliance definition

dălē-əns
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The definition of a dalliance is a flirtation.

An example of a dalliance is two people having an office romance.

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A brief involvement or interest in something.

A dalliance with socialism.

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Frivolous spending of time; dawdling.

Passed the summer in idle dalliance.

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Casual romantic or sexual activity.
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A casual or brief romantic or sexual relationship.

Revealed his many dalliances in his memoirs.

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The act of dallying; flirting, toying, or trifling.
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Playful flirtation; amorous play. [from 14th c.]
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A wasting of time in idleness or trifles. [from 16th c.]
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A sexual relationship, not serious but often illicit.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
dalliance
Plural:
dalliances

Origin of dalliance

  • From Middle English

    From Wiktionary