a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect
"turning his back on me was a deliberate insult"
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"
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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His alleged actions are a betrayal of our nation's security and the American people and are an affront to his former intelligence community colleagues.
This is not an affront on LGBT families. This is an affront on American families, and it should worry everyone.
Any candidate claiming victory based on partial results is dishonoring the voices of hundreds of thousands of voters who, in good faith, turned in absentee ballots or stood in long lines late into the night in the pouring rain to make their voices heard, dismissing or ignoring valid ballots from these voters is an audacious affront to the entire voting rights movement and takes a page straight from the voter suppression playbook championed by Republicans like( Governor) Brian Kemp and State Brad Raffensperger.
It's an affront to all Peruvians and to democracy.
Yesterday's chemical attack, a chemical attack that was so horrific in Syria against innocent people, including women, small children and even beautiful little babies, their deaths were an affront to humanity, these heinous actions by the Assad regime cannot be tolerated. The United States stands with our allies across the globe to condemn this horrific attack and all other horrific attacks, for that matter.
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- излизам насреща на, обида, оскърбление, оскърбявамBulgarian
- 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
- оскорблять, оскорблениеRussian
- förolämpa, skymf, skymfa, förolämpningSwedish
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