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Synonyms for taunt
tɔnt, tɑnttaunt

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English Synonyms and Antonyms1.7 / 11 votes

  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 Antonyms3.0 / 2 votes

  1. taunt

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

    Antonyms:
    compliment, congratulate

Princeton's WordNet3.5 / 6 votes

  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 Words1.0 / 2 votes

  1. tauntnoun

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

  2. tauntverb

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "taunt":

    mistreat, mock

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How to use taunt in a sentence?

  1. Marcus Aurelius, Meditations - Book Eleven:

    Virtue they will but abuse, and taunt her with bitter revilling.

  2. Jessica Levinson:

    With a pardon comes at least the veneer of an admission of guilty, in a way, I think pardoning himself and his family is almost like a taunt. It would have said ‘try to come and get me,’ and would have accelerated litigation and investigation.

  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. 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.

  5. James Scott:

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


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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