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taunting

[ tawn-ting, tahn- ]
/ ˈtɔn tɪŋ, ˈtɑn- /
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adjective
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.
noun
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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Origin of taunting

taunt1 + -ing2 for the adjective; taunt1 + -ing1 for the noun

OTHER WORDS FROM taunting

taunt·ing·ly, adverbun·taunt·ing, adjectiveun·taunt·ing·ly, adverb
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