Taunt·ing, a. & n. from Taunt, v.
Every kind of insolent and taunting reflection. --Burke.
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.
adj : abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule; "derisive
laughter"; "a jeering crowd"; "her mocking smile";
"taunting shouts of `coward' and `sissy'" [syn: derisive,
gibelike, jeering, mocking]
n : aggravation by deriding or mocking or criticizing [syn: twit,