Taunt Taunt, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Taunted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Taunting}.] [Earlier, to tease; probably fr. OF. tanter to tempt, to try, for tenter. See {Tempt}.] To reproach with severe or insulting words; to revile; to upbraid; to jeer at; to flout. [1913 Webster]

When I had at my pleasure taunted her. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To deride; ridicule; mock; jeer; flout; revile. See {Deride}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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