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Definitions of insult

  1. a rude expression intended to offend or hurt; "when a student made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse"; "they yelled insults at the visiting team" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of an affront; "turning his back on me was a deliberate insult" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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
  4. The act of leaping on; onset; attack. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Gross abuse offered to another, either by word or act; an act or speech of insolence or contempt; an affront; an indignity. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To leap or trample upon; to make a sudden onset upon. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To treat with abuse, insolence, indignity, or contempt, by word or action; to abuse; as, to call a man a coward or a liar, or to sneer at him, is to insult him. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To leap or jump. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To behave with insolence; to exult. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. An affront or indignity; gross abuse in word or action. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. To treat with gross contempt, or abuse, by word or act. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. 1. An injury or trauma. 2. See insultus. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  13. To treat with indignity or contempt: to abuse: to affront. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. Abuse: affront: contumely. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. An indignity; affront. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. To treat with indignity; affront. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. Abuse, either by word or action; insolent treatment. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. To treat with abuse or insolence. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. To behave with insolent triumph. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. Any abuse offered to another in words or actions; an indignity. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. To treat with indignity or insolence either by words or actions. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  22. in-sult', v.t. to treat with indignity or contempt: to abuse: to affront.--n. (in'sult) abuse: affront: contumely.--adjs. INSULT'ABLE, capable of being insulted; INSULT'ANT (rare), insulting.--n. INSULT'ER (obs.), one who makes an attack.--adj. INSULT'ING, conveying insult: insolent: contemptuous.--adv. INSULT'INGLY, in an insulting or insolent manner.--n. INSULT'MENT (Shak.), insult. [Fr.,--L. insult[=a]re--insil[=i]re, to spring at--in, upon, sal[=i]re, to leap.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  23. Insulting speech or action, affront. [late Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  24. Treat with scornful abuse, offer indignity to; (of person or thing) affront. Hence insultingly adv. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  25. n. [Latin] Act of leaping in or upon; sudden attack; -gross abuse offered to another, either by words or actions; -affront; indignity; outrage; contumely. Cabinet Dictionary
  26. The act of leaping upon any thing; act of insolence or contempt. Complete Dictionary

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