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Insult vs. Opprobriate

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Insultverb

(transitive) To be insensitive, insolent, or rude to (somebody); to affront or demean (someone).

Opprobriateverb

To express opprobrium for or to view with opprobrium; to scorn.

Insultverb

To behave in an obnoxious and superior manner (over or against someone).

Opprobriateadjective

Expressing opprobrium; disparaging.

Insultverb

To leap or trample upon; to make a sudden onset upon.

Insultnoun

An action or form of speech deliberately intended to be rude.

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Insultnoun

Anything that causes offence/offense, e.g. by being of an unacceptable quality.

‘The way the orchestra performed tonight was an insult to my ears.’;

Insultnoun

(obsolete) The act of leaping on; onset; attack.

Insultnoun

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.’;

Insultnoun

An injury to an organism; trauma; as, to produce an experimental insult to investigate healing processes.

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Insultverb

To leap or trample upon; to make a sudden onset upon.

Insultverb

To leap or jump.

‘Give me thy knife, I will insult on him.’; ‘Like the frogs in the apologue, insulting upon their wooden king.’;

Insultverb

To behave with insolence; to exult.

‘The lion being dead, even hares insult.’; ‘An unwillingness to insult over their helpless fatuity.’;

Insultnoun

a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of an affront;

‘turning his back on me was a deliberate insult’;

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Insultverb

treat, mention, or speak to rudely;

‘He insulted her with his rude remarks’; ‘the student who had betrayed his classmate was dissed by everyone’;

Insult

An insult is an expression or statement (or sometimes behavior) which is disrespectful or scornful. Insults may be intentional or accidental.

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