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Synonyms for taunt
tɔnt, tɑnttaunt

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. taunt

    A sneer may be simply a contemptuous facial contortion, or it may be some brief satirical utterance that throws a contemptuous side-light on what it attacks without attempting to prove or disprove; a depreciatory implication may be given in a sneer such as could only be answered by elaborate argument or proof, which would seem to give the attack undue importance:

    Who can refute a sneer?

    Paley Moral Philosophy bk. v, ch. ix.

    A fling is careless and commonly pettish; a taunt is intentionally insulting and provoking; the sneer is supercilious; the taunt is defiant. The jeer and gibe are uttered; the gibe is bitter, and often sly or covert; the jeer is rude and open. A scoff may be in act or word, and is commonly directed against that which claims honor, reverence, or worship. Compare BANTER.

    Synonyms:
    fling, gibe, jeer, mock, scoff, sneer

    Preposition:
    Only an essentially vicious mind is capable of a sneer at virtue.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. taunt

    Synonyms:
    reproach, upbraid, rebuke, censure, jeer, scoff, deride, gibe, sneer, mock, revile, twit

    Antonyms:
    compliment, congratulate

Princeton's WordNet

  1. twit, taunt, tauntingverb

    aggravation by deriding or mocking or criticizing

    Synonyms:
    twirp, taunting, twit, twerp

  2. tease, razz, rag, cod, tantalize, tantalise, bait, taunt, twit, rally, rideverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    sit, depend on, get at, reproof, mobilise, chide, bait, rile, dun, cod, razz, crucify, bedevil, reprimand, lambaste, mobilize, devil, drive, badger, get to, tantalise, frustrate, annoy, chew out, beat up, gull, trounce, tease, fool, berate, chew up, rebound, lecture, drum up, nark, rag, depend upon, card, torment, ride, tease apart, dress down, irritate, tantalize, rally, befool, turn on, come up, remonstrate, hinge on, mount, pester, call up, take in, jaw, rebuke, nettle, fluff, vex, beleaguer, lambast, dupe, put on, bother, gravel, take to task, muster up, devolve on, summon, bawl out, slang, muster, call on the carpet, twit, put one across, loosen, have words, put one over, chafe, scold, call down, hinge upon, bug

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. tauntnoun

    Synonyms:
    ridicule, derision, jeer, reproach, gibe, quip, quirk

  2. tauntverb

    Synonyms:
    ridicule, deride, mock, reproach, revile, jeer twit, gibe

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "taunt":

    mistreat, mock

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How to use taunt in a sentence?

  1. Paul Carroll:

    It's been all about pressure and brinksmanship and military tools and tactics and( chest-thumping), and now to literally, directly taunt the leader of North Korea is like poking the hornet's nest yet again.

  2. P. G. Wodehouse:

    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.

  3. Paul Carroll:

    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.

  4. James Scott:

    A vulnerability in an organization's IoT microcosm is a taunt to exploit by malicious hackers.

  5. Letitia Elizabeth Landon:

    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.


Translations for taunt

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  • تهكمArabic
  • надсмивам се, подигравам сеBulgarian
  • Stichelei, Spott, spöttische Bemerkung, verspotten, höhnische Bemerkung, hänseln, Spott treiben mitGerman
  • κοροϊδεύω, σαρκάζω, χλευάζω, λοιδορώ, κοροϊδία, χλευασμός, λοιδορία, σαρκασμόςGreek
  • mofa, mofarSpanish
  • pilkata, pilkkaFinnish
  • narguer, sarcasme, raillerieFrench
  • סָנַטHebrew
  • gúnyolódás, kigúnyolHungarian
  • smán, brigsl, brigsla, hæða, smána, hæðniIcelandic
  • schernire, schernoItalian
  • 嘲笑Japanese
  • 모욕, 모욕하다, 조롱, 조롱하다Korean
  • tāwai, taunuMāori
  • schimpscheut, hekelenDutch
  • nid, håne, hån, forhånelseNorwegian
  • zombar, zombariaPortuguese
  • насмехаться, колкостьRussian
  • pika, häckla, glåpord, smäda, gliringSwedish
  • ยั่วยุThai
  • iğnelemek, alay etmek, alay, sataşmakTurkish
  • 嘲諷Chinese

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