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Definitionto intentionally anger, challenge, or upset someone — especially by mocking them or hurling insults
or (as a noun): an insult or other remark intended to anger, challenge, or upset someone
- Linton repeated his laugh, and glanced at Hareton tauntingly; who certainly did not seem quite clear of comprehension at that moment.Chapter 21 (55% in)
- Wish that he were dead, I must; and therefore I was fearfully disappointed, and unnerved by terror for the consequences of my taunting speech, when he flung himself on Earnshaw's weapon and wrenched it from his grasp.Chapter 17 (44% in)
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