taunting


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taunt 1

 (tônt)
tr.v. taunt·ed, taunt·ing, taunts
1. To reproach in a mocking, insulting, or contemptuous manner: taunted her for wearing hand-me-down clothes. See Synonyms at ridicule.
2.
a. To drive or incite (a person) by taunting: His friends taunted him into asking for a raise.
b. To tease and excite sexually: taunted him with glimpses of skin.
n.
A scornful remark; a jeer.

[Origin unknown.]

taunt′er n.
taunt′ing·ly adv.

taunt 2

 (tônt)
adj. Nautical
Unusually tall. Used of masts.

[Origin unknown.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.taunting - aggravation by deriding or mocking or criticizingtaunting - aggravation by deriding or mocking or criticizing
provocation, aggravation, irritation - unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment
Adj.1.taunting - abusing vocallytaunting - abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule; "derisive laughter"; "a jeering crowd"; "her mocking smile"; "taunting shouts of `coward' and `sissy'"
disrespectful - exhibiting lack of respect; rude and discourteous; "remarks disrespectful of the law"; "disrespectful in the presence of his parents"; "disrespectful toward his teacher"
Translations
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hånendemobbende
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háîslegur
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taunting

[ˈtɔːntɪŋ] ADJ (= jeering) → mofador, burlón; (= insulting) → insultante

taunting

adj, tauntingly

taunting

[ˈtɔːntɪŋ]
1. adjbeffardo/a
2. nfrasi fpl di scherno

taunt

(toːnt) verb
to tease, or say unpleasant things to (a person) in a cruel way. The children at school taunted him for being dirty.
noun
cruel, unpleasant remarks. He did not seem to notice their taunts.
ˈtaunting adjective
ˈtauntingly adverb
References in classic literature ?
The rifles flashed, the leaves and bark of the oak flew into the air, and were scattered by the wind, but the Indian answered their assault by a taunting laugh, sending down upon them another bullet in return, that struck the cap of Hawkeye from his head.
And after taunting us in various ways, they one by one went into an examination of us, with intent to ascertain our value.
Wish that he were dead, I must; and therefore I was fearfully disappointed, and unnerved by terror for the consequences of my taunting speech, when he flung himself on Earnshaw's weapon and wrenched it from his grasp.
She said it with a taunting pride in the midst of her frenzy - for it was little less - yet with an eager remembrance of it, in which the smouldering embers of a gentler feeling kindled for the moment.
You had fought for me, but had never asked me in marriage, and so when you called me your princess, you see," she faltered, "I was hurt, but even then, John Carter, I did not repulse you, as I should have done, until you made it doubly worse by taunting me with having won me through combat.
Now, I am living out my life in my corner, taunting myself with the spiteful and useless consolation that an intelligent man cannot become anything seriously, and it is only the fool who becomes anything.
One glorious night in June, after I had been taunting him about his ideal bride and asking him when she would come and graft her foreign beauty on the old Hunsden oak, he answered suddenly--
At this Jove was much troubled and answered, "I shall have trouble if you set me quarrelling with Juno, for she will provoke me with her taunting speeches; even now she is always railing at me before the other gods and accusing me of giving aid to the Trojans.
Further remonstrances only provoked taunting replies and sharp altercations.
Even reproofs from authority, ought to be grave, and not taunting.
On the handsome face of the boy a grim smile played, and ever and anon he threw a taunting challenge to the foes that faced him.
In fact, I could have sworn that I caught the faint suggestion of taunting laughter from beyond the baffling panel.