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Adjective: taunting  ton-ting
  1. Abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule
    "taunting shouts of 'coward' and 'sissy'";
    - derisive, gibelike, jeering, mocking, cynical
Noun: taunting  ton-ting
  1. Aggravation by deriding, mocking or criticizing
    - twit, taunt
Verb: taunt  tont
  1. Deliberately provoke by mocking or poking fun, often in an aggressive manner
    "The children taunted the new teacher";
    - tease, razz [N. Amer], rag, cod, bait, twit, rally, ride [N. Amer], wind up [Brit]

Derived forms: tauntings

See also: disrespectful

Type of: aggravation, bemock, irritation, mock, provocation

Encyclopedia: Taunting