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synonyms for taunting

  • deride
  • insult
  • jeer
  • mock
  • offend
  • ridicule
  • torment
  • affront
  • bother
  • dig
  • disdain
  • flout
  • jab
  • lout
  • outrage
  • quiz
  • rally
  • revile
  • scorn
  • scout
  • slam
  • slap
  • sneer
  • tantalize
  • twitter
  • upbraid
  • dump on
  • put down
  • scoff at
  • swipe at
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antonyms for taunting

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  • compliment
  • flatter
  • please
  • praise
  • admire
  • approve
  • ignore
  • respect
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How to use taunting in a sentence

The taunts from fans in Australia grew so intense that Kessler Karain, his caddie and brother-in-law, got into an altercation with a spectator and was suspended for the final day.
PATRICK REED ENDS UP IN ANOTHER GOLF RULES DISPUTE BEFORE WINNING FARMERS INSURANCE OPENCINDY BOREN, DES BIELERFEBRUARY 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The FBI said it was a taunt aimed at antifa, a far-left anti-fascist movement whose adherents sometimes engage in violent clashes with right-wing extremists.
PROUD BOYS ORGANIZER JOE BIGGS ARRESTED AS FBI ALLEGES MORE POSSIBLE PLANNING IN U.S. CAPITOL BREACHSPENCER HSUJANUARY 21, 2021WASHINGTON POST
He then lightly pushed one of the rioters to get his attention, and taunted them to follow him to the right and up a set of stairs where more police were waiting.
THE RECKONING OF THE CAPITOL RIOTS IS UP TO USELLEN MCGIRTJANUARY 12, 2021FORTUNE
In this game, the Ravens were penalized for taunting for stomping on the Titans’ midfield logo after cornerback Marcus Peters intercepted a pass by Tannehill with just less than two minutes remaining.
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A small group remained at the Garfield monument, taunting the police as they again stood in line.
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In their greeting there seemed a taunting note as though they knew they had no more to fear from me and could be generous.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
An awful suspicion had rushed over her mind at the sound of the sailor's taunting laugh—a suspicion of treachery dark and dire.
THEY LOOKED AND LOVEDMRS. ALEX MCVEIGH MILLER
From the moment that he had received that light, taunting note, he had heard nothing more.
THE WHITE DESERTCOURTNEY RYLEY COOPER
In Grundtvig, the taunting degenerates into a scurrilous tirade.
THE TRANSLATIONS OF BEOWULFCHAUNCEY BREWSTER TINKER
One of these taunting expressions is “Kitho karishtiditore,” which is a most exasperating saying.
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WORDS RELATED TO TAUNTING

  • cheeky
  • cocky
  • contemptuous
  • crusty
  • disdainful
  • flip
  • fresh
  • gally
  • insulting
  • jeering
  • mocking
  • nervy
  • out-of-line
  • rude
  • sarcastic
  • sassy
  • scoffing
  • scornful
  • smart
  • smart-alecky
  • taunting
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