taunt (Meaning)

Wordnet

taunt (n)

aggravation by deriding or mocking or criticizing

Wordnet

taunt (v)

harass with persistent criticism or carping

Webster

taunt (a.)

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

Webster

taunt (v. t.)

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

Webster

taunt (n.)

Upbraiding language; bitter or sarcastic reproach; insulting invective.

taunt Sentence Examples

  1. The bully taunted the younger student with relentless insults.
  2. The opposing team's fans taunted our players with jeers and chants.
  3. He enjoyed taunting his friend with playful banter.
  4. The captain's taunting gave his team a much-needed boost of confidence.
  5. She taunted her sister with a knowing smile, knowing full well how it would annoy her.
  6. The politician's taunts fell on deaf ears, as his opponent remained unfazed.
  7. The teacher tried to ignore the student's constant taunts, but they were becoming increasingly disruptive.
  8. The rebels taunted their captors, knowing that their spirit could not be broken.
  9. The villain taunted the hero with a wicked grin, promising to inflict untold suffering.
  10. The cat taunted the mouse by batting it back and forth with its paw, toying with its prey.

FAQs About the word taunt

aggravation by deriding or mocking or criticizing, harass with persistent criticism or carpingVery high or tall; as, a ship with taunt masts., To reproach with

affront, barb, diss, sarcasm, gibe, slight, slap, jibe, slur, quip

compliment,compliment, commendation, commendation, praise, praise,applause, acclaim, acclaim, applause

The bully taunted the younger student with relentless insults.

The opposing team's fans taunted our players with jeers and chants.

He enjoyed taunting his friend with playful banter.

The captain's taunting gave his team a much-needed boost of confidence.