Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of taunt.
  • adj. that taunts or provokes

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • a. & n. from taunt, v.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule
  • n. aggravation by deriding or mocking or criticizing

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Examples

  • Hayes took great pleasure in taunting his unsuspecting sisters with Encyclopedia Man.

    The Anatomist (copy)

  • Using the word taunting really isn't harsh enough as far as what this cat went through, if that's what happened.

    CNN Transcript Jan 1, 2008

  • You know, the word taunting, what does taunting mean?

    CNN Transcript Dec 28, 2007

  • Saturday's fracas, and constant taunting from the Fenway Park faithful, Garcia managed to produce the game's key hit.

    USATODAY.com

  • The magazine with a rich history in taunting pharmaceutical drugs making significant breakthroughs in the fight against cancer wryly quoted Jedd D. Wolchok, an oncologist at New York’s Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, on spontaneous remission, he says, is “either divine intervention or the immune system.”

    SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles - Part 601

  • Obama has said nothing about Sunday’s strikes in Syria (a silence that has rightly earned him taunting from the McCain campaign).

    Slip Sliding Away | ATTACKERMAN

  • It’s very sad that Senator Reid is more interested in taunting the republicans than addressing the fuel crisis.

    Reid Dares Republicans to Stay Over Break - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

  • She takes care of the house and her father, designs and sews her own clothes and does well in school, despite constant taunting from the richies’ (the wealthy and popular students).

    Anyone? Anyone? … | PopPolitics.com

  • Now that I knew about my punishment, I rather liked the idea of taunting him with my sexy if by some chance we happened to be paired together.

    Going Too Far

  • She says that the one person who was not doing the taunting is the one who ended up killed, Carlos Sousa, Jr.

    CNN Transcript Jan 3, 2008

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