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Synonyms for taunting

aggravation by deriding or mocking or criticizing

abusing vocally

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When listening to taunting laughter, there was a stronger connection between the auditory and "mentalising" areas of the brain, but during joyous laughter, the visual area was more active.
Suppose that bullies surround (but never touch) some smaller gay male or female in a locker room, yelling at, taunting, and shaming this person day after day.
The good news is President Bush has resolved to stop taunting the world at large with his tough-guy, he-man posturing.
Now, Rulon Clark of Cornell University has documented similar snake taunting in East Coast critters.
A DOG lover who claims her treasured pet died after constant taunting from gangs of youths says she wants to bring the case before court.
Fat school-aged children are more likely to be the targets of a bully's taunting and teasing than their normal-weight peers.
He might not have been looking at (the Cal receiver) but you don't have to be looking at your opponent to be taunting him.
Make sure that everyone understands what taunting actually is.
A parent should never legitimize the taunting of a schoolmate by taking a smug "my kid is better" attitude, which I believe happens a lot in middle- and upper-class families.
Sick Aberdeen fans are taunting Ian Durrant about the horror injury that almost cost his career.
It's any cop's nightmare: a serial killer who disappeared a quarter century ago pops up again, taunting police with clues about unsolved murders.
Two Florida child care workers turned themselves into local authorities this week after a Snapchat video surfaced of them taunting and attacking an 8-year-old autistic boy.
I imagine with his training and experience he would have gone to his target who was taunting him.
One onlooker said: "I didn't see any fighting but there was a lot of verbal taunting.