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Definition 1: aggravation by deriding or mocking or criticizing - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for taunt in the sense of this definition

(taunt is a kind of ...) unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment

Definition 2: harass with persistent criticism or carping - [verb of communication]

Samples where taunt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for taunt in the sense of this definition

(taunt is a kind of ...) treat with contempt

"The new constitution mocks all democratic principles"

(... is a kind of taunt ) laugh at with contempt and derision

"The crowd jeered at the speaker"

(... is a kind of taunt ) be silly or tease one another

"After we relaxed, we just kidded around"

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