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TAUNTING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does taunting mean? 

TAUNTING (noun)
  The noun TAUNTING has 1 sense:

1. aggravation by deriding or mocking or criticizing

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


TAUNTING (adjective)
  The adjective TAUNTING has 1 sense:

1. abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule

  Familiarity information: TAUNTING used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TAUNTING (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 ("taunting" is a kind of...):

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


TAUNTING (adjective)


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Meaning:

Abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule

Synonyms:

derisive; gibelike; jeering; mocking; taunting

Context examples:

derisive laughter / a jeering crowd / her mocking smile / taunting shouts of 'coward' and 'sissy'

Similar:

disrespectful (exhibiting lack of respect; rude and discourteous)


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