v. reproach in a mocking, insulting, or contemptuous manner; make fun of , often in an aggressive manner
Perhaps later tonight I will dream up something else to taunt you.
Sentence in Classic:
So mischievous a thing did the Romans esteem it to use insulting words to others, or to taunt them with their shame.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
I know not by what chain of thought the idea presented itself, but it instantly darted into my mind that the murderer had come to mock at my misery and taunt me with the death of Clerval, as a new incitement for me to comply with his hellish desires.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
They were attentive but silent observers of the proceedings of the vanquished, failing in none of the stipulated military honors, and offering no taunt or insult, in their success, to their less fortunate foes.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context
Adolph, enraged at this taunt, flew furiously at his adversary, swearing and striking on every side of him.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe Context
There was a rustle, as if the unhappy girl, on whom she heaped these taunts, ran towards the door, and the speaker swiftly interposed herself before it.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
He had listened to their taunts with a look of contempt; he had borne the lash without a cry: for he felt that pride swelling in his heart which would have kept down a shriek to the last, though they had roasted him alive.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
But I could not endure their taunts; I could not give in to them with the ignoble readiness with which they gave in to one another.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky Context