[ tawn-ting, tahn- ]
/ ˈtɔn tɪŋ, ˈtɑn- /
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reproaching or challenging someone in a sarcastic, insulting, or scornful way: The Times obtained copies of his emails, which our reviewer found unquestionably harassing, with a taunting quality to them.
the act or an instance of reproaching or challenging someone in this way: The taunting included comments such as "Go home!" and "What are you doing in our country?"
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OTHER WORDS FROM tauntingtaunt·ing·ly, adverbun·taunt·ing, adjectiveun·taunt·ing·ly, adverb
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How to use taunting in a sentence
Friends pitied her and rivals mocked her; tauntingly they pointed at her, and said, "He has left thee; he will never come back."
"Be there and you will run after your lost sovereign," Millar went on tauntingly.
"For a bridegroom you are not very gay," Millar said tauntingly.
As I walked on with drooping head, those veal cutlets and mashed potatoes rose up before me tauntingly.Yorkshire Oddities, Incidents and Strange Events|S. Baring-Gould
And then Larry's old anger against Gavegan got into his tongue and made it wag tauntingly.Children of the Whirlwind|Leroy Scott