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Definitions of affront

  1. a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of an affront; "turning his back on me was a deliberate insult" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. treat, mention, or speak to rudely; "He insulted her with his rude remarks"; "the student who had betrayed his classmate was dissed by everyone" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. To front; to face in position; to meet or encounter face to face. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To face in defiance; to confront; as, to affront death; hence, to meet in hostile encounter. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To offend by some manifestation of disrespect; to insult to the face by demeanor or language; to treat with marked incivility. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. An encounter either friendly or hostile. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Contemptuous or rude treatment which excites or justifies resentment; marked disrespect; a purposed indignity; insult. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. An offense to one's self-respect; shame. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To insult intentionally. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. An insult. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. To meet front to front: to insult openly. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Contemptuous treatment. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. Insult; offence. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. To meet face to face; to insult; to offend. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. To insult openly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. An open insult. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. Insult; contemptuous or rude treatment. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. To insult openly; to abash; to front. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. To give cause of offence to; to insult slightly. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. Anything done to offend; an outrage; open insult. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. af-frunt', v.t. to meet face to face: to insult openly: (Shak.) to throw one's self in the way of.--n. contemptuous treatment: an open insult: disgrace.--adj. AFFRONTÉ, fem. AFFRONTÉE, facing each other: (her.) of animals represented front to front, or expectant--opp. to Addorsed; also looking frontwise, or toward the beholder.--p.adj. AFFRONT'ED, insulted, offended.--adj. AFFRONT'IVE.--TO PUT AN AFFRONT UPON, TO OFFER AN AFFRONT TO = to openly insult a person. [O. Fr. afronter--Low L. affront[=a]re--L. ad, to, front-, the forehead.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  22. Insult openly; put to the blush, offend the modesty or self-respect of; face, confront. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  23. Open insult, as put a. upon, offer an a. to, feel it an a. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  24. n. Any reproachful or contemptuous act or word exciting resentment. Cabinet Dictionary
  25. Insult offered to the face; outrage, act of contempt. Complete Dictionary

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