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.

    Etymology: [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.

    Etymology: insultare, ultimately from salire.

  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.

    Etymology: insultare, ultimately from salire.

  3. insult(Noun)

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

    Etymology: insultare, ultimately from salire.

  4. insult(Verb)

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

    Etymology: insultare, ultimately from salire.

  5. insult(Verb)

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

    Etymology: insultare, ultimately from salire.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Insult(verb)

    the act of leaping on; onset; attack

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

  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

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

  3. Insult(verb)

    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. 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

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

  5. Insult(verb)

    to leap or jump

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

  6. Insult(verb)

    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.]

Anagrams for insult »

  1. sunlit

  2. unlist

How to pronounce insult?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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How to say insult in sign language?

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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. Chris Cuomo:

    New York must stop all of its unnecessary lawsuits harrassment, start cleaning New York up, and lowering taxes. Build relationships, but dont bring Fredo ! Trump said, tacking on a insult referring to Chris Cuomo, Chris Cuomo. The Fredo reference is a nod to The Godfather films, and a character in the film who ultimately betrays Chris Cuomo. The Fredo reference was first made by a Trump supporter last summer in a viral video that saw the television journalist get irate with the man for the insult. In the video, Chris Cuomo says the term was meant as a derogatory term for Chris Cuomo Italian heritage, similar to the N-word for African Americans. ( Punk-a ** b ***** s from the right call me Fredo, Chris Cuomo said in the video. My name is Chris Cuomo. Im an anchor on CNN. Fredo is from The Godfather. He was a weak brother and they use it as an Italian aspersion.) DHS SUSPENDS GLOBAL ENTRY FOR New Yorkers ; WILL AFFECT 800K OVER 5 YEARS Chris Cuomo had said hes willing to restore federal access to driving records on a limited basis. But in a midday news conference, Chris Cuomo pledged not to let federal immigration agents see lists of people who had applied for a new type of license that doesnt require applicants to prove they are in the U.S. legally. If they think theyre going to extort New York into giving them a database of undocumented people, theyre wrong. I will never do that.

  2. Tony Reardon:

    CBP officers, they are angered by the fact that they are required to work throughout the shutdown and not be paid, because they recognize they are doing important security and important trade and travel work for the country, so to not be paid adds insult to injury.

  3. Darrell Issa:

    The attempt to paint her predecessors in the State Department as equal offenders in mishandling classified material is an insult to what we now know to be the truth, official investigations have confirmed that Secretary Clinton’s unsecure server stored more than 1,000 emails containing classified information, including some classified at the very highest levels. Her guarantee to the nation that the number was zero now seems more like desperation than news cycle spin.

  4. Van Stone:

    It’s not appropriate to have our children go to school and learn how to insult a religious group.

  5. Morrie Amitay:

    He didn't come here to insult the president, he came here to warn of an extreme danger that needs to be articulated in whatever form, whatever way possible.

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

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