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Synonyms for insult
ɪnˈsʌlt; ˈɪn sʌlt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abuse, insult, revilement, contumely, vilification(noun)

    a rude expression intended to offend or hurt

    "when a student made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse"; "they yelled insults at the visiting team"

    Synonyms:
    smear, ill-treatment, malignment, contumely, vilification, revilement, ill-usage, misuse, affront, maltreatment, abuse

  2. insult, affront(verb)

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

    "turning his back on me was a deliberate insult"

    Synonyms:
    abuse, vilification, affront, contumely, revilement

  3. 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"

    Synonyms:
    diss, affront

Wiktionary

  1. insult(noun)

    To behave in an obnoxious and superior manner (over, against).

    Synonyms:
    disgrace, slight, abuse, slam, offense, outrage, slur, offence, pejorative, affront, offend

  2. insult(noun)

    To offend (someone) by being rude, insensitive or insolent; to demean or affront (someone).

    The way the orchestra performed tonight was an insult to my ears.

    Synonyms:
    outrage, pejorative, affront, offense, offence, abuse, slight, disgrace, slam, slur, offend

  3. insult(noun)

    Something causing disease or injury to the body or bodily processes.

    Synonyms:
    offence, pejorative, slight, outrage, offense, affront, slam, slur, disgrace, abuse

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. insult

    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.

    Synonyms:
    affront, aggravate, annoy, displease, exasperate, irritate, offend, provoke, tease, vex, wound

    Antonyms:
    conciliate, content, gratify, honor, please

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. insult(v)

    Synonyms:
    affront, outrage, dishonor, provoke, mock, ridicule

    Antonyms:
    respect, salute, honor, praise, flatter, compliment, gratify

  2. insult(n)

    Synonyms:
    affront, abuse

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. insult(n.)

    Synonyms:
    affront, offence, indignity, outrage, abuse

  2. insult(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    affront, offend, abuse, treat with insolence, offer an indignity to

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. insult(n)

    Synonyms:
    indignity, affront

  2. insult(v)

    Synonyms:
    offend, affront, flout

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#11841slam
#12132humiliation
#13413mock
#14038misuse
#17209contempt
#17420tease
#17766insult
#20114outrage
#20785annoy
#22663smear
#23039offend
#23887diss
#24103insults
#25644insulting
#26615disgrace
#26899provoke
#31457ridicule
#38251insulted
#40443mockery
#47688irritate
#48029maltreatment
#54523vex
#55038aggravate
#58771snub
#59341slur
#59800dishonor
#62754affront
#81661pejorative
#94285vilification
#132236displease
#201628impugning
#227873exasperate
#314700contumely

How to use insult in a sentence?

  1. Bob Corker:

    The alliance is very important and I think there's ways of communicating our displeasure with things without trying to insult and break the alliance apart.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    The concept of fate is an open insult against man's willpower!

  3. Abbas Shumann:

    It is not permitted to kill and also it is not permitted to humiliate a billion Muslims, i don't insult the religion of other people, and I don't want others to insult my religion.

  4. Angela Yee:

    I do believe that this whole environment does make it women against women and we're kind of like insulting each other the same way that men insult us, so when we're talking about different bodies, 'Oh, she slept with this person,' 'She's this,' 'She's unattractive,' 'Oh, you got surgery,' this and that — all of those stabs are stabs that men take at women ... and I always feel like women need to be more supportive of each other.

  5. Matthew Belloni:

    We will see how he (Gervais) handles it. Is there a place for that kind of sarcastic and insult-oriented comedy in Hollywood 2020? We'll see.

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Translations for insult

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  • أهانArabic
  • абража́ць, абра́зіцьBelarusian
  • insultar, insultCatalan, Valencian
  • urazitCzech
  • fornærmelseDanish
  • Kränkung, Verletzung, Beleidigung, beleidigenGerman
  • προσβολή, προσβάλλωGreek
  • insulto, insultarSpanish
  • دشنامPersian
  • loukkaus, parjaus, loukata, pahennusFinnish
  • skemdarorðFaroese
  • insulter, insulteFrench
  • निन्द्Hindi
  • móðgunIcelandic
  • oltraggio, offesa, insultare, affronto, ingiuria, insulto, offendereItalian
  • 侮辱するJapanese
  • 모욕Korean
  • contumelia, convicium, maledictumLatin
  • അപമാനിക്കുക, നിന്ദിക്കുക, ആക്ഷേപിക്കുക, ആക്ഷേപMalayalam
  • निन्द्Marathi
  • fornærmelseNorwegian
  • beledigen, beledigingDutch
  • fornærmingNorwegian Nynorsk
  • obraza, zniewaga, obrazić, wyzwisko, obrażaćPolish
  • insultar, ofensa, injuriar, insultoPortuguese
  • insulta, jignire, injurie, jigniRomanian
  • оскорбление, оскорбить, обижать, обидеть, оскорблятьRussian
  • निन्द्, आक्षेपः, निन्दाSanskrit
  • förolämpning, förolämpaSwedish
  • tusi, matusiSwahili
  • ดูถูกThai
  • hakaret etmek, hakaret, aşağılama, aşağılamak, eziyetTurkish
  • образа, обража́ти, обра́зитиUkrainian
  • اہانت کرنا, ذلیل کرنا, بے عزت کرنا،, بدنامUrdu

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    Synonym for Oxymoron
    • A. Stupid
    • B. Contradictory
    • C. Ignorant
    • D. Demented

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