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English noun: twit

1. twit (person) someone who is regarded as contemptible


Synonymstwerp, twirp


Broader (hypernym)simple, simpleton

2. twit (act) aggravation by deriding or mocking or criticizing


Synonymstaunt, taunting


Broader (hypernym)aggravation, irritation, provocation


English verb: twit

1. twit (communication) harass with persistent criticism or carping


SamplesThe children teased the new teacher.
Don't ride me so hard over my failure.
His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie.


Synonymsbait, cod, rag, rally, razz, ride, tantalise, tantalize, taunt, tease


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)bemock, mock


Narrower (hyponym)banter, barrack, chaff, flout, gibe, jeer, jolly, josh, kid, scoff









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