Definitions for taunttɔnt, tɑnt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. twit, taunt, taunting(verb)

    aggravation by deriding or mocking or criticizing

  2. tease, razz, rag, cod, tantalize, tantalise, bait, taunt, twit, rally, ride(verb)

    harass with persistent criticism or carping

    "The children teased the new teacher"; "Don't ride me so hard over my failure"; "His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie"

Wiktionary

  1. taunt(Noun)

    A scornful or mocking remark; a jeer or mockery

  2. taunt(Verb)

    to make fun of (someone); to goad (a person) into responding, often in an aggressive manner.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Taunt(adj)

    very high or tall; as, a ship with taunt masts

  2. Taunt(verb)

    to reproach with severe or insulting words; to revile; to upbraid; to jeer at; to flout

  3. Taunt(noun)

    upbraiding language; bitter or sarcastic reproach; insulting invective

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Taunt

    tawnt, v.t. to reproach or upbraid with severe or insulting words: to censure sarcastically.—n. upbraiding, sarcastic, or insulting words: a bitter reproach.—n. Taunt′er.—adj. Taunt′ing.—adv. Taunt′ingly. [O. Fr. tanter—L. tentāre, to tempt.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of taunt in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of taunt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Marcus Aurelius, Meditations - Book Eleven:

    Virtue they will but abuse, and taunt her with bitter revilling.

  2. Rukia Mahmoud:

    If you are raped and decide to speak out, everybody in the village would taunt you, that's why most rape victims keep it secret as they don't want to be a laughing stock.

  3. P. G. Wodehouse:

    A man's subconscious self is not the ideal companion. It lurks for the greater part of his life in some dark den of its own, hidden away, and emerges only to taunt and deride and increase the misery of a miserable hour.

  4. Letitia Elizabeth Landon:

    Conjugal government requires its treatises. A young woman setting out in life lacks a printed guide. Her cookery-book, however, may afford some useful hints till one be actually directed to the important subject just mentioned. Many well-known receipts are equally available for a batterie de cuisine or du cœur. Your roasted husband is subdued by the fire of fierce words and fiercer looks — your broiled husband, under the pepper and salt of taunt and innuendo — your stewed husband, under the constant application of petty vexations — your boiled husband dissolves under the watery influences — while your confectionized husband goes through a course of the blanc mange of flattery, or the preserves and sweets of caresses and smiles.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • надсмивам се, подигравам сеBulgarian
  • Stichelei, Spott, spöttische Bemerkung, verspotten, höhnische Bemerkung, hänseln, Spott treiben mitGerman
  • κοροϊδεύω, χλευασμός, κοροϊδία, λοιδορώ, χλευάζω, σαρκάζω, λοιδορία, σαρκασμόςGreek
  • mofa, mofarSpanish
  • pilkka, pilkataFinnish
  • sarcasme, narguer, raillerieFrench
  • סָנַטHebrew
  • gúnyolódás, kigúnyolHungarian
  • hæða, hæðni, smána, brigsla, smán, brigslIcelandic
  • schernire, schernoItalian
  • 嘲笑Japanese
  • 조롱, 모욕, 모욕하다, 조롱하다Korean
  • tāwai, taunuMāori
  • schimpscheut, hekelenDutch
  • hån, forhånelse, nid, håneNorwegian
  • zombaria, zombarPortuguese
  • колкость, насмехатьсяRussian
  • glåpord, häckla, smäda, gliring, pikaSwedish
  • iğnelemek, alay etmek, sataşmak, alayTurkish

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