a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect
"turning his back on me was a deliberate insult"
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"
An open or intentional offense, slight, or insult.
Such behavior is an affront to society.
A hostile encounter or meeting.
To insult intentionally, especially openly.
To meet defiantly; to confront.
To meet or encounter face to face.
Origin: From afrounten, from afronter, from *, from ad + frons.
to front; to face in position; to meet or encounter face to face
to face in defiance; to confront; as, to affront death; hence, to meet in hostile encounter
to offend by some manifestation of disrespect; to insult to the face by demeanor or language; to treat with marked incivility
an encounter either friendly or hostile
contemptuous or rude treatment which excites or justifies resentment; marked disrespect; a purposed indignity; insult
an offense to one's self-respect; shame
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
The numerical value of affront in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of affront in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of affront in a Sentence
It's an affront to all Peruvians and to democracy.
I would like to take you seriously but to do so would affront your intelligence.
Targeting police officers is completely unacceptable - an affront to civilized society.
Serial offenders who repeatedly rob or repeatedly affront women must feel the full force of the law.
This is not an affront on LGBT families. This is an affront on American families, and it should worry everyone.
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- излизам насреща на, обида, оскърбление, оскърбявамBulgarian
- 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
- оскорблять, оскорблениеRussian
- förolämpa, skymf, skymfa, förolämpningSwedish
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