What does taunting mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. twit, taunt, tauntingadjective

    aggravation by deriding or mocking or criticizing

  2. derisive, gibelike, jeering, mocking, tauntingadjective

    abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule

    "derisive laughter"; "a jeering crowd"; "her mocking smile"; "taunting shouts of `coward' and `sissy'"

Wiktionary

  1. tauntingadjective

    that taunts or provokes

Wikipedia

  1. Taunting

    A taunt is a battle cry, sarcastic remark, gesture, or insult intended to demoralize the recipient, or to anger them and encourage reactionary behaviors without thinking. Taunting can exist as a form of social competition to gain control of the target's cultural capital (i.e., status). In sociological theory, the control of the three social capitals is used to produce an advantage in the social hierarchy, so as to enforce one's own position in relation to others. Taunting is committed by either directly or indirectly encouraging others to taunt the target. The target may give a response in kind to maintain status, as in fighting words and trash-talk. Taunts are also a genre of folklore.

ChatGPT

  1. taunting

    Taunting is the act of provoking, ridiculing, jeering, or deriding someone, often by making inflammatory, sarcastic or insulting remarks, with the intention to annoy, challenge or humiliate them. This behavior is often used to intimidate or provoke a reaction from the person being taunted.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Taunting

    of Taunt

  2. Taunting

    a. & n. from Taunt, v

Wikidata

  1. Taunting

    A taunt is a battle cry, a method in hand-to-hand combat, sarcastic remark, gesture, or insult intended to demoralize the recipient, or to anger them and encourage reactionary behaviors without thinking. Taunting can exist as a form of social competition to gain control of the target's cultural capital. In sociological theory, the control of the three social capitals is used to produce an advantage in the social hierarchy as to enforce one's own position in relation to others. Taunting is committed by either directly, or indirectly encouraging others to taunt the target. The target may give a response in kind to maintain status, as in fighting words and trash-talk. Taunts are also a genre of Folklore.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of taunting in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of taunting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of taunting in a Sentence

  1. Liz Throssell:

    The latest video, which was posted on social media this month, seems to shows LNA fighters kicking and taunting prisoners, while al-Werfalli is apparently heard accusing two men who have their hands tied behind their backs of belonging to terrorist groups.

  2. Marni Jill Ugar:

    I suppose it was his way of taunting us or getting revenge, i [can’t] know because I haven’t had a conversation with him yet.

  3. Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer:

    Dylan Noble thought Dylan Noble was either taunting Dylan Noble or was practicing pulling out a gun.

  4. Bill Gates:

    I, for the early years of Microsoft, bragged to people that I didn't have an office in Washington, DC, and eventually I came to regret that statement, because it was kind of almost like taunting Washington, DC, now,( the other tech companies) are very engaged.

  5. Sheriff Rick Staly:

    Taunting the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office will only make you a bigger target on our radar, he will now get a very good look at the new jail signs which he finds ‘hilarious’ when he is booked in to the Green Roof Inn. Happy Valentine’s Day.

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