What does affront mean?

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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"


  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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  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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  • 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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