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Affront vs. Affrontive

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  • Affront (verb)

    To insult intentionally, especially openly.

  • Affront (verb)

    To meet defiantly; to confront.

    "to affront death"

  • Affront (verb)

    To meet or encounter face to face.

  • Affront (noun)

    An open or intentional offense, slight, or insult.

    "Such behavior is an affront to society."

  • Affront (noun)

    A hostile encounter or meeting.

  • Affrontive (adjective)

    Tending to affront or offend.

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Affront

    To front; to face in position; to meet or encounter face to face.

  • Affront

    To face in defiance; to confront; as, to affront death; hence, to meet in hostile encounter.

  • Affront

    To offend by some manifestation of disrespect; to insult to the face by demeanor or language; to treat with marked incivility.

  • Affront (noun)

    An encounter either friendly or hostile.

  • Affront (noun)

    Contemptuous or rude treatment which excites or justifies resentment; marked disrespect; a purposed indignity; insult.

  • Affront (noun)

    An offense to one's self-respect; shame.

  • Affrontive (adjective)

    Tending to affront or offend; offensive; abusive.

Webster Dictionary
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