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

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Kahlil Gibran