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TAUNT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does taunt mean? 

TAUNT (noun)
  The noun TAUNT has 1 sense:

1. aggravation by deriding or mocking or criticizing

  Familiarity information: TAUNT used as a noun is very rare.


TAUNT (verb)
  The verb TAUNT has 1 sense:

1. harass with persistent criticism or carping

  Familiarity information: TAUNT used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TAUNT (noun)


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Meaning:

Aggravation by deriding or mocking or criticizing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

taunt; taunting; twit

Hypernyms ("taunt" is a kind of...):

aggravation; irritation; provocation (unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment)


TAUNT (verb)


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Meaning:

Harass with persistent criticism or carping

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

taunt; tantalize; tantalise; razz; bait; twit; cod; tease; rag; rally; ride

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "taunt" is one way to...):

bemock; mock (treat with contempt)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "taunt"):

barrack; flout; gibe; jeer; scoff (laugh at with contempt and derision)

banter; chaff; jolly; josh; kid (be silly or tease one another)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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