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  • nounprovocation; teasing
  • verbprovoke, reproach; tease

synonyms for taunt

  • barb
  • derision
  • gibe
  • insult
  • jab
  • jeer
  • put down
  • ridicule
  • brickbat
  • censure
  • comeback
  • crack
  • cut
  • dig
  • dump
  • mockery
  • outrage
  • reproach
  • sarcasm
  • slam
  • slap
  • swipe
  • backhanded compliment
  • dirty dig
  • parting shot
  • snappy comeback
See also synonyms for: taunted / taunting
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antonyms for taunt

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  • commendation
  • compliment
  • flattery
  • praise
  • approval
  • respect
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How to use taunt in a sentence

He repeated his taunt when the plane was fourth in line for takeoff.
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It was the most taunting two fastened to the end of a big number since Alex Rodriguez signed that contract for a stunning $252 million two decades ago.
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Following her into the inner Chamber of the building, the Hunter meets her nemesis, the Godslayer, who floats down in the air to taunt her and injure the eagle again.
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The margins are mostly pretty small, and you have to weigh them against the intangibles, like having free hands or hearing taunts about forgetting your skis.
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The clinic police said Aaron Hayward stood behind his father, taunting them and shouting expletives.
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It was the taunt of his chief of the staff, "Do you know that the soldiers say you are afraid and do not dare to advance?"
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Bill Barry's taunt about cash payment touched the pride of some, but the outcome of the matter was predestined from the beginning.
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Ferris's taunt had reached its mark, and she realized with confusion that it was the truth he spoke.
WINSTON OF THE PRAIRIEHAROLD BINDLOSS
But Georgie made no reply to her cousin's taunt, she merely extended her colourless hands towards the blazing fire of logs.
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The Emperor seemed to fire up with indignation at the taunt, but he sank into the chair on the throne.
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WORDS RELATED TO TAUNT

  • abuse
  • anger
  • annoy
  • confront
  • criticize
  • displease
  • dispraise
  • dump on
  • encounter
  • face
  • give a zinger
  • give the cold shoulder
  • hit where one lives
  • meet
  • offend
  • outrage
  • pique
  • provoke
  • put down
  • slander
  • slight
  • taunt
  • vex
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