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adjective as in jeering

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adjective as in teasing

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

A small group remained at the Garfield monument, taunting the police as they again stood in line.

And even as he plots defenses against American and allied air raids, he is taunting Vladimir Putin and his allies in Grozny.

Or maybe you want to watch while she cheats on you, taunting you, forcing you to get involved in humiliating ways.

It looked as though New York's City Hall had been overtaken by smokers intent on taunting Michael Bloomberg one last time.

They seem content to hold what they have, clashing regularly, testing and taunting each other.

He believed students were taunting him, driving by his home at all hours of the night and honking a car horn.

In their greeting there seemed a taunting note as though they knew they had no more to fear from me and could be generous.

An awful suspicion had rushed over her mind at the sound of the sailor's taunting laugh—a suspicion of treachery dark and dire.

From the moment that he had received that light, taunting note, he had heard nothing more.

In Grundtvig, the taunting degenerates into a scurrilous tirade.

One of these taunting expressions is “Kitho karishtiditore,” which is a most exasperating saying.


On this page you'll find 408 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to taunting, such as: cheeky, disdainful, insulting, mocking, rude, and sarcastic.

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