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a. Casual romantic or sexual activity: "[The military campaigns] provided ample opportunity for dalliance with civilians and hence for the spread of sexually transmitted disease" (Mark Harrison).
b. A casual or brief romantic or sexual relationship: revealed his many dalliances in his memoirs.
2. A brief involvement or interest in something: a dalliance with socialism.
3. Frivolous spending of time; dawdling: passed the summer in idle dalliance.
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1. waste of time in frivolous action or in dawdling
2. an archaic word for flirtation
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dal•li•ance(ˈdæl i əns, ˈdæl yəns)
1. a trifling away of time; dawdling.
2. amorous toying; flirtation.
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|Noun||1.||dalliance - the deliberate act of delaying and playing instead of working|
|2.||dalliance - playful behavior intended to arouse sexual interest|
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2. A usually brief romance entered into lightly or frivolously:
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2. (esp hum) (with hobby, politics etc) → escarceos mpl
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(= brief involvement or interest) (with idea, thing) → flirt m
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n (liter) → Tändelei f (liter)
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