twit, taunt, taunting(verb)
aggravation by deriding or mocking or criticizing
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"
A scornful or mocking remark; a jeer or mockery
to make fun of (someone); to goad (a person) into responding, often in an aggressive manner.
very high or tall; as, a ship with taunt masts
to reproach with severe or insulting words; to revile; to upbraid; to jeer at; to flout
upbraiding language; bitter or sarcastic reproach; insulting invective
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
The numerical value of taunt in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of taunt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Virtue they will but abuse, and taunt her with bitter revilling.
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.
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.
It's been all about pressure and brinksmanship and military tools and tactics and chess something, and now to literally, directly taunt the leader of North Korea is like poking the hornet's nest yet again, if you do this kind of ratcheting (up) of rhetorical tensions but also sending military hardware into the region, if you do that absent of any kind of offramp or door or window for the North Koreans to consider walking through and reengaging in any sort of discussions, bad things are going to happen.
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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Translations for taunt
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- 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
- gúnyolódás, kigúnyolHungarian
- hæða, hæðni, smána, brigsla, smán, brigslIcelandic
- schernire, schernoItalian
- 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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