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Verb: insult  'in,súlt
  1. Treat, mention, or speak to rudely
    "He insulted her with his rude remarks";
    - diss [informal], affront, dis [informal]
  2. Show contempt for
    "don't insult my intelligence"
Noun: insult  'in,súlt
  1. A rude expression intended to offend or hurt
    "they yelled insults at the visiting team";
    - abuse, revilement, contumely [archaic], vilification
  2. A deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect
    "turning his back on me was a deliberate insult";
    - affront

Derived forms: insults, insulted, insulting

Type of: bruise, discourtesy, disrespect, hurt, injure, offence [Brit, Cdn], offend, offense [US], offensive activity, spite, wound

Encyclopedia: Insult, Injury, Etc