insult definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to deal with with gross insensitivity, insolence, or contemptuous rudeness. See Synonyms at offend.
    • To affront or demean: an absurd message that insulted the cleverness associated with the market.
    • Obsolete which will make an attack on.
    • To leap or trample upon; in order to make a-sudden onset upon.
    • To treat with misuse, insolence, indignity, or contempt, by word or activity; to abuse.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • Archaic To behave arrogantly.
    • Archaic to provide offense; offend: a speech which was designed to insult.
    • To jump or leap.
    • To act with insolence; to exult.
  • noun:
    • An offensive activity or remark.
    • drug A bodily damage, irritation, or upheaval.
    • Something Which causes physical injury, irritation, or traumatization: "the center of the Bronx, buffeted and poisoned by the worst ecological insults that urban The United States can hand out” ( William K. Stevens).
    • An action or form of speech intentionally designed to be rude.
    • whatever causes offence/offense when you're of an unacceptable high quality.
    • anything causing condition or injury to the body or physical processes.
    • The act of leaping on; onset; attack.
    • Gross punishment agreed to another, either by word or work; an act or address of insolence or contempt; a deprecatory comment; an affront; an indignity.
    • a personal injury to an organism; upheaval.
    • The act of leaping on anything.
    • An assault; a summary attack; an attack.
    • An affront, or a hurt inflicted upon your self-respect or sensibility; an action or utterance designed to wound an individual's feelings or ignominiously assail one's self-respect; a manifestation of insolence or contempt intended to provoke resentment; an indignity.
    • Contemptuous therapy; outrage.
    • In pathology, additional physical violence that causes a lesion.
    • a rude appearance designed to upset or hurt
    • a deliberately offensive act or something like that producing the effect of deliberate disrespect
  • others:
    • To leap upon; specifically, to produce a-sudden, available, and bold assault upon; assault in a synopsis way, and without recourse to the typical forms of war.
    • to supply an indignity to; treat contemptuously, ignominiously, or insolently, often by speech or by action; manifest scorn or contempt for.
    • To leap or jump.
    • To act with insolent victory; exult contemptuously: with upon, upon, or over.
    • In pathology, to injure; inflict traumatism upon.
  • verb:
    • treat, mention, or talk to rudely

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