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What is another word for taunts?

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To invite someone to engage in a contest
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To insult or put down, especially in a spiteful way
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“A thousand ways to insult and taunt him came to my mind, but I kept quiet.”
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To criticize, especially with insulting language
“If others foolishly wish to taunt him for his ignorance, his response will be, instead, somewhat paradoxically, to have what fun he can with theirs, having fully conceded his own.”
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To speak to or treat with disrespect or scornful abuse
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To shout, typically to express scorn or disapproval
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To taunt or annoy someone
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To criticize or find fault with
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To cause pain through mistreatment
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To stir up feelings or emotions, typically that translate into action
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To harass, badger, taunt, or abuse verbally
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To bring into a heightened emotional state
Noun
Mockery or taunts, or the act of mocking or taunting
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“I phrased it as a sarcastic taunt, but I genuinely wanted to know the answer.”
Noun
Calls for someone to compete
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Plural for a joke, typically a critical or unkind one
“The German mistook Ian's question as a playful taunt, one he was far too quick to respond to.”
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Plural for a disrespectful or scornfully abusive remark or act
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Plural for a shout or howl, typically expressing excitement or scorn
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