Associations to the word «Insult»


INSULT, verb. (obsolete) (intransitive) To behave in an obnoxious and superior manner (over, against). [16th-19th c.]
INSULT, verb. (transitive) To offend (someone) by being rude, insensitive or insolent; to demean or affront (someone). [from 17th c.]
INSULT, verb. (obsolete) To leap or trample upon; to make a sudden onset upon.
INSULT, noun. An action or form of speech deliberately intended to be rude.
INSULT, noun. Anything that causes offence/offense, e.g. by being of an unacceptable quality.
INSULT, noun. (medicine) Something causing disease or injury to the body or bodily processes.
INSULT, noun. (obsolete) The act of leaping on; onset; attack.
INSULT TO INJURY, noun. Harm, especially verbal, added to another, usually more substantive.

Dictionary definition

INSULT, 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".
INSULT, noun. A deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect; "turning his back on me was a deliberate insult".
INSULT, 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".

Wise words

It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.