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    What does 'immune to teasing' mean?

    What does 'He was curiously immune to teasing' mean? Does it mean 'He was not affected by being teased' or 'He was not willing to tease other people' or anything else?
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    Re: What does 'immune to teasing' mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
    What does 'He was curiously immune to teasing' mean? Does it mean 'He was not affected by being teased'?
    It partly means that, but 'curiously' adds something extra.

    What is the source of the sentence?

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    Re: What does 'immune to teasing' mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    It partly means that, but 'curiously' adds something extra.

    What is the source of the sentence?
    Thank you so much, Rover. This sentence is taken from the Collins Cobuild Usage Dictionary, without any context. Then does it mean 'It was curious that he was immune to teasing'?

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    Re: What does 'immune to teasing' mean?

    Yes.

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