English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect
"turning his back on me was a deliberate insult"
diss, insult, affrontverb
treat, mention, or speak to rudely
"He insulted her with his rude remarks"; "the student who had betrayed his classmate was dissed by everyone"
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How to use affront in a sentence?
This was supposed to be a cooperative process, not an adversarial one, but the abrupt cutting off of this process through this raid was a direct affront to this necessary notion of cooperation.
The President may choose to characterize protests, riots, and incitements of violence as mere passion, but these attempts to influence and intimidate members of the federal judiciary are an affront to judicial independence.
These monuments have stood not as historic or educational markers of our legacy of slavery and segregation, but in celebration of it, to literally put the Confederacy on a pedestal in some of our most prominent public places is not only an inaccurate reflection of our past, it is an affront to our present, and a bad prescription for our future. We should not be afraid to confront and reconcile our past.
It is remarkable, and an affront to the rule of law, that despite the mass of information now available to us still no one has been held to account for torture.
I think especially after the Supreme Court ruling( legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide), there's no such thing as gay marriage. There's marriage. We are a family, this is not an affront on LGBT families. This is an affront on American families, and it should worry everyone.
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- оскърбление, обида, оскърбявам, излизам насреща наBulgarian
- ofender, afrenta, afrentarSpanish
- vastustaa, solvata, loukata, solvaus, loukkaus, herjataFinnish
- envoyer un cartel, se confronter, défi, défier, rencontre, jeter le gant, affront, aller sur le pré, rencontrer sur le terrain, duelFrench
- վիրավորանք, վիրավորելArmenian
- оскорбление, оскорблятьRussian
- förolämpning, skymfa, skymf, förolämpaSwedish
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