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.]

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  1. sunlit

  2. unlist

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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. Frank Bainimarama:

    The Chinese don't insult us, they don't go down and tell the world that we've given this much money to the Pacific islands. They don't do that. They're good people, definitely better than Morrison.

  2. Ehsan Sehgal:

    It is the rape of the law, and the insult of justice, if a criminal has the right to punish another figure, whether that's criminal or not.

  3. Ohio Gov. John Kasich:

    When you attack Hispanics, when you characterize all Muslims in a negative way, when you insult women, we don't think that that's good, we think, at this point in time more than any other time, we need to have America united, and we need to have an American president that's going to unite us and not divide us.

  4. Mario Diaz-Balart:

    President Obama's actions are an unconscionable betrayal of America's fundamental values and a profound insult to the oppressed Cuban people.

  5. Jeremy Slone:

    Unfortunately she has no reserves in the event she suffers an insult to her remaining half kidney from medication, severe dehydration or another cause.

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Translations for insult

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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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