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, vilificationnoun

    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, affrontverb

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

    "turning his back on me was a deliberate insult"

  3. diss, insult, affrontverb

    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. Insultnoun

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

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

Wiktionary

  1. insultnoun

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

    Etymology: insultare, ultimately from salire.

  2. insultnoun

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

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

    Etymology: insultare, ultimately from salire.

  3. insultnoun

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

    Etymology: insultare, ultimately from salire.

  4. insultverb

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

    Etymology: insultare, ultimately from salire.

  5. insultverb

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

    Etymology: insultare, ultimately from salire.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Insultverb

    the act of leaping on; onset; attack

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

  2. Insultverb

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

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

  3. Insultverb

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

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

  4. Insultverb

    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

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

  5. Insultverb

    to leap or jump

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

  6. Insultverb

    to behave with insolence; to exult

    Etymology: [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.]

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  1. sunlit

  2. unlist

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  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. Vernon Unsworth:

    My insult was to the tube and not to Elon Musk personally, my opinion is it was a PR stunt.

  2. Roseanne Barr:

    It wasn't enough to just do what they did to me, they had to so cruelly insult the people who loved that family and that show.

  3. Both Bee and TBS:

    It is a word I have used on the show many times, hoping to reclaim it, this time, I used it as an insult. I crossed a line. I regret it and I do apologize. She continued :.

  4. Jenny Bertolette:

    This is gonna take a huge effort on the Hill in the next weeks and months to really advocate for our program, this budget would add insult to injury.

  5. The Pope:

    It's normal, it's normal. One cannot provoke, one cannot insult other people's faith, one cannot make fun of faith.

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  • 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
  • ดูถูกThai
  • hakaret etmek, hakaret, aşağılama, aşağılamak, eziyetTurkish
  • образа, обража́ти, обра́зитиUkrainian
  • اہانت کرنا, ذلیل کرنا, بے عزت کرنا،, بدنامUrdu

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