affront synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term affront:

Princeton's WordNet

  1. insult, affrontverb

    a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect

    abuse, vilification, affront, contumely, revilement, insult

  2. diss, insult, affrontverb

    treat, mention, or speak to rudely

    diss, affront, insult

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. affront

    One may be annoyed by the well-meaning awkwardness of a servant, irritated by a tight shoe or a thoughtless remark, vexed at some careless neglect or needless misfortune, wounded by the ingratitude of child or friend. To tease is to give some slight and perhaps playful annoyance. Aggravate in the sense of offend is colloquial. To provoke, literally to call out or challenge, is to begin a contest; one provokes another to violence. To affront is to offer some defiant offense or indignity, as it were, to one's face; it is somewhat less than to insult. Compare PIQUE.

    aggravate, annoy, displease, exasperate, insult, irritate, offend, provoke, tease, vex, wound

    conciliate, content, gratify, honor, please

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. affrontverb

    insult, abuse, outrage

  2. affrontverb

    offend, displease, irritate, provoke, chafe, fret, vex, annoy, pique, nettle, anger, gall, MIFF, give offence to, make angry

  3. affrontnoun

    insult, abuse, contumely, indignity, outrage, injury, wrong, ill-treatment, ill-turn

  4. affrontnoun

    provocation, offence

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

insult, outrage, snub, shame, slur, mockery, offence, offense