Synonyms for petting
- make love
Antonyms for petting
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PETTING
At first suspicious and hostile, White Fang grew to like this petting.
Growl he would, from the moment the petting began till it ended.
We have been petting the children, and, like other children, these are a trifle too observant.
And to tell the truth, it was not often he got a chance of petting his big brother's dormice.
All the new faces, and the petting, were a revelation to Zekal.
Praising and petting and alluring and crying-up are half of fortune-telling.
He was not fond of petting, but allowed one or two honored beings to cuddle him.
Flora begged, petting the large expanse of heaving shoulders.
You may be sure that the petting Baby got was enough to spoil any infant.
You are just taking the best way to ruin this brother of yours, with your petting.
1873, "fondling indulgence," verbal noun from pet (v.). Meaning "amorous caressing, foreplay" is from 1920 (in F. Scott Fitzgerald).
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