HyperDic: insult

English > 3 senses of the word insult:
NOUNcommunicationinsult, abuse, revilement, contumely, vilificationa rude expression / expression intended to offend or hurt
actinsult, affronta deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect
VERBcommunicationinsult, diss, affronttreat, mention, or speak to rudely
insult > pronunciation
Soundsihnsah'lt; ih'nsah.lt
Rhymesadult ... tumult: 10 rhymes with ahlt...
English > insult: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA rude expression / expression intended to offend or hurt.
Example "they yelled insults at the visiting team"
Synonymsabuse, revilement, contumely, vilification
Narrowerlow blowunscrupulous abuse
scurrility, billingsgatefoul-mouthed or obscene / obscene abuse
stinger, cutA remark capable of wounding mentally
vituperation, invective, vitriolabusive or venomous language used to express blame or censure or bitter deep-seated ill will
Broaderdisrespect, discourtesyAn expression / expression of lack of respect
Spanishcontumelia, insulto, revilement
Catalancontumelia, insult, revilement
Verbsinsulttreat, mention, or speak to rudely
English > insult: 3 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningA deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect.
Example"turning his back on me was a deliberate insult"
Synonymaffront
NarrowerindignityAn affront to one's dignity or self-esteem
scandalization, scandalisation, outrageThe act of scandalizing
Broaderdiscourtesy, offense, offence, offensive activityA lack of politeness
Spanishafrenta, agravio, insulto, ofensa
Catalanafront, injúria, insult, ofensa
Verbsinsulttreat, mention, or speak to rudely
English > insult: 3 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningtreat, mention, or speak to rudely.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelSam cannot insult Sue; The performance is likely to insult Sue
Example"He insulted her with his rude remarks"
Synonymsdiss, affront
Broaderhurt, wound, injure, bruise, offend, spitehurt the feelings of
Spanishafrentar, agraviar, injuriar, insultar, ofender, ultrajar
Catalanafrontar, insultar, ultratjar
Nounsinsulta deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect
insulta rude expression / expression intended to offend or hurt

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