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What does "Affront" mean?

Definition

(n.) An encounter either friendly or hostile (n.) An offense to one's self-respect; shame (n.) Contemptuous or rude treatment which excites or justifies resentment; marked disrespect; a purposed indignity; insult (v. t.) To face in defiance; to confront; as, to affront death; hence, to meet in hostile encounter (v. t.) To front; to face in position; to meet or encounter face to face (v. t.) To offend by some manifestation of disrespect; to insult to the face by demeanor or language; to treat with marked incivility


Synonyms insult


Word Family affronted, affronting, affronts