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taunt

Synonyms and Antonyms of taunt

to attack repeatedly with mean put-downs or insults

  • the principal reminded the student athletes that taunting their opponents was not showing good sportsmanship
Synonyms of taunt
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Phrases Synonymous with taunt

make game of, pick on

Synonym Discussion of taunt

ridicule, deride, mock, taunt mean to make an object of laughter of. ridicule implies a deliberate often malicious belittling.
    • consistently ridiculed everything she said
deride suggests contemptuous and often bitter ridicule.
    • derided their efforts to start their own business
mock implies scorn often ironically expressed as by mimicry or sham deference.
    • youngsters began to mock the helpless wino
taunt suggests jeeringly provoking insult or challenge.
    • hometown fans taunted the visiting team


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