Definition of taunt:
hassle, pester, abuse, befool, comment, devil, devolve on, drive, dupe, call up, badger, chide, trample, gravel, jaw, nark, bawl out, hit out, do someone wrong, wave the red flag in front of the bull, bother, fling, irritate, bedevil, berate, badinage, lecture, torment, heckle, twit, crucify, lambast, oppress, slang, reproof, remonstrate, tease, twerp, loosen, mobilize, beat up, backchat, hinge on, depend on, shove around, bon mot, razz, aside, beleaguer, twirp, turn on, card, vex, cod, dun, call on the carpet, bait, chafe, reject, get at, come up, haze, back talk, dress down, rebound, hound, trounce, acknowledgment, lambaste, fool, have words, treat well, sit, tantalize, rebuke, rally, put one over, tantalise, fluff, needle, bromide, taunting, ribbing, rile, put one across, muster, depend upon, reprimand, grind down, gull, mobilise, scold, banter, mistreat, rag, annoy, kick around, call down, drum up, chaff, laughter, tease apart, summon, hinge upon, respect, mount, barb, allusion, chew out, frustrate, take in, muster up, afterthought, put on, take to task, raillery, hector, bug, get to, chew up, ride, nettle, bullyrag.
ridicule (part of speech: verb)
- abasement burlesque,
- "Castles in the Air", Baroness Emmuska Orczy.
- "Children of the Tenements", Jacob A. Riis.
- "Lily Pearl and The Mistress of Rosedale", Ida Glenwood.