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Insult

In`sult´
n.1.
1.The act of leaping on; onset; attack.
2.Gross abuse offered to another, either by word or act; an act or speech of insolence or contempt; a deprecatory remark; an affront; an indignity.
The ruthless sneer that insult adds to grief.
- Savage.
3.(Med., Biology) An injury to an organism; trauma; as, to produce an experimental insult to investigate healing processes.
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Insulted; p. pr. & vb. n. Insulting.]
1.To leap or trample upon; to make a sudden onset upon.
2.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.
v. i.1.To leap or jump.
Give me thy knife, I will insult on him.
- Shak.
2.To behave with insolence; to exult.
The lion being dead, even hares insult.
- Daniel.
Noun1.insult - 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 - a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of an affront; "turning his back on me was a deliberate insult"
Synonyms: affront
Verb1.insult - treat, mention, or speak to rudely; "He insulted her with his rude remarks"; "the student who had betrayed his classmate was dissed by everyone"
Synonyms: affront, diss
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