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Synonyms for affront

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. insult, affront(verb)

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

    "turning his back on me was a deliberate insult"

    abuse, vilification, contumely, revilement, insult

  2. diss, insult, affront(verb)

    treat, mention, or speak to rudely

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

    diss, 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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. affront

    outrage, provocation, insult, ill-treatment, abuse, wrong, offence, indignity

    homage, salutation, courtesy, apology, amends, compliment

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. affront(v. a.)

    insult, abuse, outrage

  2. affront(v. a.)

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

  3. affront(n.)

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

  4. affront(n.)

    provocation, offence

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. affront(n)

    indignity, insult, outrage, contumely, offense

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

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How to use affront in a sentence?

  1. Doug Watts:

    Mr. Clarridge has incomplete knowledge of the daily, not weekly briefings, that Dr. Carson receives on important national security matters from former military and state department officials. He is coming to the end of a long career of serving our country, mr. Clarridge's input to Dr. Carson is appreciated but he is clearly not one of Dr. Carson's top advisors. For The New York Times to take advantage of an elderly gentleman and use him as their foil in this story is an affront to good journalistic practices.

  2. Carlos Castaneda:

    A path is only a path, and there is no affront, to oneself or to others, in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you. Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself alone, one question. Does this path have a heart If it does, the path is good if it doesn't it is of no use.

  3. Kevin McAleenan:

    In our modern age, the continued menace of racially based violent extremism, particularly White supremacist extremism, is an abhorrent affront to the nation, the struggle and unity of its diverse population.

  4. Ken Paxton:

    Attempts by the Obama administration to disregard the will of our citizens through the use of new federal rules is unconstitutional and an affront to the foundations of federalism.

  5. German Chancellor Angela Merkel:

    The right to asylum can be lost if someone is convicted, on probation or jailed, serial offenders who repeatedly rob or repeatedly affront women must feel the full force of the law.

Translations for affront

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  • излизам насреща на, обида, оскърбление, оскърбявамBulgarian
  • AffrontGerman
  • insultoEsperanto
  • afrentar, ofender, afrentaSpanish
  • vastustaa, loukkaus, herjata, solvaus, loukata, solvataFinnish
  • duel, rencontrer sur le terrain, aller sur le pré, affront, jeter le gant, défi, envoyer un cartel, défier, rencontre, se confronterFrench
  • վիրավորել, վիրավորանքArmenian
  • affrontoItalian
  • beledigingDutch
  • afrontaPortuguese
  • afrontRomanian
  • оскорблять, оскорблениеRussian
  • förolämpa, skymf, skymfa, förolämpningSwedish

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