Nouns (3)

taunting, taunt, twit
n. aggravation by deriding or mocking or criticizing

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Adjectives (5)

gibelike, taunting, mocking, jeering, derisive
adj. abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule; "derisive laughter"; "a jeering crowd"; "her mocking smile"; "taunting shouts of `coward' and `sissy'"

Fuzzynyms (47)

scoffing, scoff, mockery, jeering, jeer
n. showing your contempt by derision
daring, dare
n. a challenge to do something dangerous or foolhardy; "he could never refuse a dare"
incitement, provocation
n. needed encouragement; "the result was a provocation of vigorous investigation"
negative
adj. expressing or consisting of a negation or refusal or denial
razor-sharp
adj. as sharp as a razor
detractive
adj. causing to decrease in importance or value; "detractive influences on the volume of investment"
dislogistic, dyslogistic, pejorative
adj. expressing disapproval; "dyslogistic terms like `nitwit' and `scalawag'"
snide, sneering, supercilious
adj. expressive of contempt; "curled his lip in a supercilious smile"; "spoke in a sneering jeering manner"; "makes many a sharp comparison but never a mean or snide one"
libellous, denigratory, denigrative, slanderous, libelous, denigrating, defamatory, calumnious, calumniatory
adj. (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign
vile, sickening, offensive, loathsome, queasy, noisome, nauseous, nauseating
adj. causing or able to cause nausea; "a nauseating smell"; "nauseous offal"; "a sickening stench"
opprobrious, scurrilous, abusive
adj. expressing offensive reproach
sarcastic
adj. expressing or expressive of ridicule that wounds
mordacious, pungent, nipping, biting, barbed
adj. capable of wounding; "a barbed compliment"; "a biting aphorism"; "pungent satire"
saturnine
adj. bitter or scornful; "the face was saturnine and swarthy, and the sensual lips...twisted with disdain"- Oscar Wilde
satiric, satirical
adj. exposing human folly to ridicule; "a persistent campaign of mockery by the satirical fortnightly magazine"

Synonyms (15)

withering, devastating, annihilating
adj. making light of; "afire with annihilating invective"; "a devastating portrait of human folly"; "to compliments inflated I've a withering reply"- W.S.Gilbert
scornful, insulting, disdainful, contemptuous
adj. expressing extreme contempt
contumelious
adj. arrogantly insolent
undutiful, impious
adj. lacking due respect or dutifulness; "impious toward one's parents"; "an undutiful son"
snotty-nosed, flip, insolent, impudent
adj. marked by casual disrespect; "a flip answer to serious question"; "the student was kept in for impudent behavior"
undeferential
adj. not showing courteous respect

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