What does affront mean?

Definitions for affront
əˈfrʌntaf·front

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word affront.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. insult, affront(verb)

    a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect

    "turning his back on me was a deliberate insult"

  2. diss, insult, affront(verb)

    treat, mention, or speak to rudely

    "He insulted her with his rude remarks"; "the student who had betrayed his classmate was dissed by everyone"

Wiktionary

  1. affront(Noun)

    An open or intentional offense, slight, or insult.

    Such behavior is an affront to society.

  2. affront(Noun)

    A hostile encounter or meeting.

  3. affront(Verb)

    To insult intentionally, especially openly.

  4. affront(Verb)

    To meet defiantly; to confront.

  5. affront(Verb)

    To meet or encounter face to face.

  6. Origin: From afrounten, from afronter, from *, from ad + frons.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Affront(verb)

    to front; to face in position; to meet or encounter face to face

  2. Affront(verb)

    to face in defiance; to confront; as, to affront death; hence, to meet in hostile encounter

  3. Affront(verb)

    to offend by some manifestation of disrespect; to insult to the face by demeanor or language; to treat with marked incivility

  4. Affront(noun)

    an encounter either friendly or hostile

  5. Affront(noun)

    contemptuous or rude treatment which excites or justifies resentment; marked disrespect; a purposed indignity; insult

  6. Affront(noun)

    an offense to one's self-respect; shame

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Affront

    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. affrontāre—L. ad, to, front-, the forehead.]

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How to say affront in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of affront in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of affront in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of affront in a Sentence

  1. Interior Minister Jose Luis Perez:

    It's an affront to all Peruvians and to democracy.

  2. William F. Buckley Jr.:

    I would like to take you seriously but to do so would affront your intelligence.

  3. Barack Obama:

    Targeting police officers is completely unacceptable - an affront to civilized society.

  4. German Chancellor Angela Merkel:

    Serial offenders who repeatedly rob or repeatedly affront women must feel the full force of the law.

  5. Roee Kiviti:

    This is not an affront on LGBT families. This is an affront on American families, and it should worry everyone.

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Translations for affront

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  • излизам насреща на, обида, оскърбление, оскърбявамBulgarian
  • AffrontGerman
  • insultoEsperanto
  • afrentar, ofender, afrentaSpanish
  • vastustaa, loukkaus, herjata, solvaus, loukata, solvataFinnish
  • duel, rencontrer sur le terrain, aller sur le pré, affront, jeter le gant, défi, envoyer un cartel, défier, rencontre, se confronterFrench
  • վիրավորել, վիրավորանքArmenian
  • affrontoItalian
  • beledigingDutch
  • afrontaPortuguese
  • afrontRomanian
  • оскорблять, оскорблениеRussian
  • förolämpa, skymf, skymfa, förolämpningSwedish

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