What does taunting mean?

Definitions for taunting
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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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Taunting

    of Taunt

  2. Taunting

    a. & n. from Taunt, v

Freebase

  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. 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.

  2. Sheriff Rick Staly:

    Valdez thought it would be a good idea to make taunting comments on Facebook after he was featured on last Friday’s episode of Fugitive Friday Bingo, this, obviously, was not the first bad idea he has had in his life.

  3. Juliet Germanotta:

    Our lives were in jeopardy, over 300 people, part of the other protest, started verbally harassing and taunting us. Started following us, when police tried to escort us up 46th Street. We then proceeded to get into a car. The protesters got to 46th Street, blocked us in, started trying to open the car, hit the car. The driver then drove through to try to get us to safety.

  4. 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.

  5. Liz Throssell:

    One of these videos, which emerged on 9 June, shows four men kneeling with their hands tied behind their backs who are shot dead as al-Werfalli watches, 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.

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