What does insult mean?

Definitions for insult
ɪnˈsʌlt; ˈɪn sʌltin·sult

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. abuse, insult, revilement, contumely, vilification(noun)

    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"

  2. insult, affront(verb)

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

    "turning his back on me was a deliberate insult"

  3. 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"

GCIDE

  1. Insult(n.)

    (Med., Biology) An injury to an organism; trauma; as, to produce an experimental insult to investigate healing processes.

  2. Origin: [L. insultus, fr. insilire to leap upon: cf. F. insulte. See Insult, v. t.]

Wiktionary

  1. insult(Noun)

    An action or form of speech deliberately intended to be rude.

  2. insult(Noun)

    Anything that causes offence/offense by being of an unacceptable quality.

    The way the orchestra performed tonight was an insult to my ears.

  3. insult(Noun)

    Something causing disease or injury to the body or bodily processes.

  4. insult(Verb)

    To behave in an obnoxious and superior manner (over, against).

  5. insult(Verb)

    To offend (someone) by being rude, insensitive or insolent; to demean or affront (someone).

  6. Origin: insultare, ultimately from salire.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Insult(verb)

    the act of leaping on; onset; attack

  2. Insult(verb)

    gross abuse offered to another, either by word or act; an act or speech of insolence or contempt; an affront; an indignity

  3. Insult(verb)

    to leap or trample upon; to make a sudden onset upon

  4. Insult(verb)

    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

  5. Insult(verb)

    to leap or jump

  6. Insult(verb)

    to behave with insolence; to exult

  7. Origin: [L. insultus, fr. insilire to leap upon: cf. F. insulte. See Insult, v. t.]

Freebase

  1. Insult

    An insult is an expression, statement which is considered degrading, offensive and impolite. Insults may be intentional or accidental. An insult may be factual, but at the same time pejorative, such as the word "inbred".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Insult

    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. insultāreinsilīre, to spring at—in, upon, salīre, to leap.]

Anagrams for insult »

  1. sunlit

  2. unlist

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of insult in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of insult in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of insult in a Sentence

  1. Phaedrus:

    To add insult to injury.

  2. Anonymous:

    You add insult to injury.

  3. Aesop:

    Only cowards insult dying majesty.

  4. Jewish Proverb:

    He who puts up with insult invites injury.

  5. Lawrence Durrell:

    Old age is an insult. It's like being smacked.

Images & Illustrations of insult

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Translations for insult

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • أهانArabic
  • абража́ць, абра́зіцьBelarusian
  • insultar, insultCatalan, Valencian
  • urazitCzech
  • fornærmelseDanish
  • Kränkung, Verletzung, Beleidigung, beleidigenGerman
  • προσβολή, προσβάλλωGreek
  • insulto, insultarSpanish
  • دشنامPersian
  • loukkaus, parjaus, loukata, pahennusFinnish
  • skemdarorðFaroese
  • insulter, insulteFrench
  • निन्द्Hindi
  • móðgunIcelandic
  • oltraggio, offesa, insultare, affronto, ingiuria, insulto, offendereItalian
  • 侮辱するJapanese
  • 모욕Korean
  • contumelia, convicium, maledictumLatin
  • അപമാനിക്കുക, നിന്ദിക്കുക, ആക്ഷേപിക്കുക, ആക്ഷേപMalayalam
  • निन्द्Marathi
  • fornærmelseNorwegian
  • beledigen, beledigingDutch
  • fornærmingNorwegian Nynorsk
  • obraza, zniewaga, obrazić, wyzwisko, obrażaćPolish
  • insultar, ofensa, injuriar, insultoPortuguese
  • insulta, jignire, injurie, jigniRomanian
  • оскорбление, оскорбить, обижать, обидеть, оскорблятьRussian
  • निन्द्, आक्षेपः, निन्दाSanskrit
  • förolämpning, förolämpaSwedish
  • tusi, matusiSwahili
  • hakaret etmek, hakaret, aşağılama, aşağılamak, eziyetTurkish
  • образа, обража́ти, обра́зитиUkrainian
  • اہانت کرنا, ذلیل کرنا, بے عزت کرنا،, بدنامUrdu

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