Definitions for taunttɔnt, tɑnt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

taunt*tɔnt, tɑnt(v.t.)

  1. to reproach in a sarcastic or insulting manner; mock.

  2. to provoke by taunts; twit.

  3. (n.)a scornful or sarcastic reproach or challenge; gibe; insult.

* Syn: See ridicule.

Origin of taunt:

1505–15; orig. uncert.

taunt′ing•ly(adv.)

taunt*tɔnt, tɑnt(adj.)

  1. tall, as a mast.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

* Naut..

Origin of taunt:

1490–1500

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


Translations for taunt

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

taunt(noun)

cruel, unpleasant remarks

He did not seem to notice their taunts.

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