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Synonyms for taunttɔnt, tɑnt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. twit, taunt, taunting(verb)

    aggravation by deriding or mocking or criticizing

    Synonyms:
    taunt, twirp, taunting, twit, twerp

  2. tease, razz, rag, cod, tantalize, tantalise, bait, taunt, twit, rally, ride(verb)

    harass with persistent criticism or carping

    Synonyms:
    sit, depend on, get at, reproof, mobilise, chide, bait, rile, dun, cod, razz, crucify, bedevil, reprimand, lambaste, mobilize, devil, drive, badger, get to, tantalise, frustrate, annoy, chew out, beat up, gull, trounce, tease, taunt, fool, berate, chew up, rebound, lecture, drum up, nark, rag, depend upon, card, torment, ride, tease apart, dress down, irritate, tantalize, rally, befool, turn on, come up, remonstrate, hinge on, mount, pester, call up, take in, jaw, rebuke, nettle, fluff, vex, beleaguer, lambast, dupe, put on, bother, gravel, take to task, muster up, devolve on, summon, bawl out, slang, muster, call on the carpet, twit, put one across, loosen, have words, put one over, chafe, scold, call down, hinge upon, bug

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. taunt

    A sneer may be simply a contemptuous facial contortion, or it may be some brief satirical utterance that throws a contemptuous side-light on what it attacks without attempting to prove or disprove; a depreciatory implication may be given in a sneer such as could only be answered by elaborate argument or proof, which would seem to give the attack undue importance:

    Who can refute a sneer?

    Paley Moral Philosophy bk. v, ch. ix.

    A fling is careless and commonly pettish; a taunt is intentionally insulting and provoking; the sneer is supercilious; the taunt is defiant. The jeer and gibe are uttered; the gibe is bitter, and often sly or covert; the jeer is rude and open. A scoff may be in act or word, and is commonly directed against that which claims honor, reverence, or worship. Compare BANTER.

    Synonyms:
    fling, gibe, jeer, mock, scoff, sneer

    Preposition:
    Only an essentially vicious mind is capable of a sneer at virtue.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. taunt(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    mock, flout, chaff, ridicule, revile, reproach, upbraid, censure, deride, jeer, twit, scoff at, sneer at, rail at, make game of, make fun of, treat with scorn, make a butt of, make merry with, POKE FUN AT

  2. taunt(n.)

    Synonyms:
    ridicule, derision, scoff, censure, reproach, insult, jeer, gibe, quip, quirk, caustic remark

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

mistreat, mock


Translations for taunt

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • надсмивам се, подигравам сеBulgarian
  • Stichelei, Spott, spöttische Bemerkung, verspotten, höhnische Bemerkung, hänseln, Spott treiben mitGerman
  • κοροϊδεύω, χλευασμός, κοροϊδία, λοιδορώ, χλευάζω, σαρκάζω, λοιδορία, σαρκασμόςGreek
  • mofa, mofarSpanish
  • pilkka, pilkataFinnish
  • sarcasme, narguer, raillerieFrench
  • סָנַטHebrew
  • gúnyolódás, kigúnyolHungarian
  • hæða, hæðni, smána, brigsla, smán, brigslIcelandic
  • schernire, schernoItalian
  • 嘲笑Japanese
  • 조롱, 모욕, 모욕하다, 조롱하다Korean
  • tāwai, taunuMāori
  • schimpscheut, hekelenDutch
  • hån, forhånelse, nid, håneNorwegian
  • zombaria, zombarPortuguese
  • колкость, насмехатьсяRussian
  • glåpord, häckla, smäda, gliring, pikaSwedish
  • iğnelemek, alay etmek, sataşmak, alayTurkish

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