taunt

A short list of people not to taunt: your big brother, cops, nightclub bouncers, dragons. Taunts are insulting comments, and, unless you are a really, really fast runner, keep them to yourself.

Taunting is often associated with large groups picking on an individual. A mob might call out a hated king from his castle with taunts and jeers. Taunting the weak is a high-school phenomenon that teachers, administrators, parents, and students are working together to stop.

Definitions of taunt
1

v harass with persistent criticism or carping

Synonyms:
bait, cod, rag, rally, razz, ride, tantalise, tantalize, tease, twit
Types:
barrack, flout, gibe, jeer, scoff
laugh at with contempt and derision
banter, chaff, jolly, josh, kid
be silly or tease one another
Type of:
bemock, mock
treat with contempt

n aggravation by deriding or mocking or criticizing

Synonyms:
taunting, twit
Type of:
aggravation, irritation, provocation
unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment

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