Definition of Taunt

1. Noun. Aggravation by deriding or mocking or criticizing.

Exact synonyms: Taunting, Twit
Generic synonyms: Aggravation, Irritation, Provocation
Derivative terms: Twit

2. Verb. Harass with persistent criticism or carping. "His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie"
Exact synonyms: Bait, Cod, Rag, Rally, Razz, Ride, Tantalise, Tantalize, Tease, Twit
Generic synonyms: Bemock, Mock
Specialized synonyms: Barrack, Flout, Gibe, Jeer, Scoff, Banter, Chaff, Jolly, Josh, Kid
Derivative terms: Razzing, Tantaliser, Tantalus, Tantalization, Tantalizer, Tantalus, Taunting, Tease, Tease, Teaser, Teasing, Twit

Definition of Taunt

1. a. Very high or tall; as, a ship with taunt masts.

2. v. t. To reproach with severe or insulting words; to revile; to upbraid; to jeer at; to flout.

3. n. Upbraiding language; bitter or sarcastic reproach; insulting invective.

Definition of Taunt

1. Verb. to make fun of (someone); to goad (a person) into responding, often in an aggressive manner. ¹

2. Noun. A scornful or mocking remark; a jeer or mockery ¹

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Definition of Taunt

1. to challenge or reproach sarcastically [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Literary usage of Taunt

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1. The Practice of the Courts of King's Bench, and Common Pleas, in Personal by William Tidd, Great Britain Court of King's Bench, Great Britain Court of Common Pleas, Great Britain Court of Exchequer (1828)
"27. but tee 8 Moore, 577. and the other cases referred to in 8 taunt. v ... SC But the d 6 taunt 284. court will not allow a recovery to be amended, °. ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reportsby Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1882)
"Mercer, 6 taunt. Eep. 77, it must have turned on the same distinction as ... Mercer, 6 taunt. Rep. 340 76. In Levy v. The Bank of the United States, 1 Binn. ..."

3. A Digest of the Laws of England by Anthony Hammond, John Comyns (1826)
"8 taunt. 57. 7. A sheriff 's officer, in execution of mesne process, ... 8 taunt. 250. 9. The defendants having signed u regular bail-bond, ..."

4. A Practical Treatise on the Law of Contracts: Not Under Seal; and Upon the by Joseph Chitty (1834)
"Robins, 5 taunt. 626 ; In the Matter of Burgess, 8 id., 660. (A) Bayl. 5 ed. 348; Chitty B. 8th ed.664. Interest runs from the date of a bill or note ..."

5. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by John Leycester Adolphus, Great Britain Court of King's Bench (1841)
"A valid consideration was essential to a promise at common law; and, when the Statute of Frauds required that the agree- to) 3B. Moore, 15. SC 8. taunt. ..."

6. A Collection of Cases Overruled, Denied, Doubted, Or Limited in Their by Simon Greenleaf (1838)
"Scott, 5 taunt. 674, and Baret v. Meyer, 5 taunt. 824. 2413. TOWERS v. OSBORNE, 1 Str. 506. Same point as in Clayton v. Andrews, (ante). 2414. TOWNE v. ..."

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