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Synonyms for taunt
tɔnt, tɑnt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. twit, taunt, taunting(verb)

    aggravation by deriding or mocking or criticizing

    Synonyms:
    twirp, taunting, twit, twerp

  2. tease, razz, rag, cod, tantalize, tantalise, bait, taunt, twit, rally, ride(verb)

    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

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. taunt(n)

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

  2. taunt(v)

    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. Rukia Mahmoud:

    If you are raped and decide to speak out, everybody in the village would taunt you, that's why most rape victims keep it secret as they don't want to be a laughing stock.

  2. 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.

  3. Marcus Aurelius, Meditations - Book Eleven:

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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Translations for taunt

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  • تهكمArabic
  • надсмивам се, подигравам сеBulgarian
  • Stichelei, Spott, spöttische Bemerkung, verspotten, höhnische Bemerkung, hänseln, Spott treiben mitGerman
  • κοροϊδεύω, χλευασμός, κοροϊδία, λοιδορώ, χλευάζω, σαρκάζω, λοιδορία, σαρκασμόςGreek
  • mofa, mofarSpanish
  • pilkka, pilkataFinnish
  • sarcasme, narguer, raillerieFrench
  • סָנַטHebrew
  • gúnyolódás, kigúnyolHungarian
  • hæða, hæðni, smána, brigsla, smán, brigslIcelandic
  • schernire, schernoItalian
  • 嘲笑Japanese
  • 조롱, 모욕, 모욕하다, 조롱하다Korean
  • tāwai, taunuMāori
  • schimpscheut, hekelenDutch
  • hån, forhånelse, nid, håneNorwegian
  • zombaria, zombarPortuguese
  • колкость, насмехатьсяRussian
  • glåpord, häckla, smäda, gliring, pikaSwedish
  • ยั่วยุThai
  • iğnelemek, alay etmek, sataşmak, alayTurkish
  • 嘲諷Chinese

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