taunt /ˈtɔnt, ˈtɑnt/
Taunt a. Naut. Very high or tall; as, a ship with taunt masts.
Taunt v. t. [imp. & p. p. Taunted; p. pr. & vb. n. Taunting.] To reproach with severe or insulting words; to revile; to upbraid; to jeer at; to flout.
When I had at my pleasure taunted her. --Shak.
Syn: -- To deride; ridicule; mock; jeer; flout; revile. See Deride.
Taunt, n. Upbraiding language; bitter or sarcastic reproach; insulting invective.
With scoffs, and scorns, and contemelious taunts. --Shak.
With sacrilegious taunt and impious jest. --Prior.
n : aggravation by deriding or mocking or criticizing [syn: twit,
v : harass with persistent criticism or carping; "The children
teased the new teacher"; "Don't ride me so hard over my
failure"; "His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a
jacket and tie" [syn: tease, razz, rag, cod, tantalize,
tantalise, bait, twit, rally, ride]