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Synonyms for insult
ɪnˈsʌlt; ˈɪn sʌltin·sult

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Wiktionary2.0 / 1 vote

  1. insultverb

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

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

  2. insultnoun

    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.

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

  3. insultnoun

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

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

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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.

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

    conciliate, content, gratify, honor, please

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. insultverb

    affront, outrage, dishonor, provoke, mock, ridicule

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

  2. insultnoun

    affront, abuse

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. abuse, insult, revilement, contumely, vilificationnoun

    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"

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

  2. insult, affrontverb

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

    "turning his back on me was a deliberate insult"

    abuse, vilification, affront, contumely, revilement

  3. 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"

    diss, affront

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. insultnoun

    affront, offence, indignity, outrage, abuse

  2. insultverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. insultnoun

    indignity, affront

  2. insultverb

    offend, affront, flout

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  1. 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.

  2. Mitt Romney:

    Adding insult to dishonor, the administration speaks cavalierly, even flippantly, even as our ally has suffered death and casualty, we once abandoned a red line. Now we abandon an ally.

  3. Felix Klein:

    The word Jew as an insult was not common when I went to school, now it is, and it's even an insult at schools where there are no Jewish students. That's a problem.

  4. Richard Ottaway:

    The Chinese government's decision to prevent the foreign affairs committee entering Hong Kong is an insult to the House of Commons and the UK as a whole, the British government should react more strongly to this unprecedented and overtly confrontational act, including by summoning the Chinese Ambassador to the FCO (Foreign Office).

  5. Nneka Abigail:

    They are depriving the foreigners. They are being very racist with us at the border. They tell us that Ukrainian citizens have to pass first while telling foreigners to stay back, it's very difficult at the moment for Nigerians and other foreigners to cross. The Ukrainian officials are allowing more Ukrainians to cross into Poland. For instance, around 200 to 300 Ukrainians can cross, and then only 10 foreigners or 5 will be allowed to cross... and the duration of time is too long. It's really hard.. they push us, kick us, insult us.

Translations for insult

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  • أهانArabic
  • абра́зіць, абража́цьBelarusian
  • insultar, insultCatalan, Valencian
  • urazitCzech
  • fornærmelseDanish
  • beleidigen, Beleidigung, Kränkung, VerletzungGerman
  • προσβάλλω, προσβολήGreek
  • insulto, insultarSpanish
  • دشنامPersian
  • loukkaus, parjaus, pahennus, loukataFinnish
  • skemdarorðFaroese
  • insulter, insulteFrench
  • निन्द्Hindi
  • menyinggungIndonesian
  • móðgunIcelandic
  • offesa, oltraggio, affronto, insultare, insulto, ingiuria, offendereItalian
  • 侮辱するJapanese
  • 모욕Korean
  • convicium, contumelia, maledictumLatin
  • അപമാനിക്കുക, ആക്ഷേപ, നിന്ദിക്കുക, ആക്ഷേപിക്കുകMalayalam
  • निन्द्Marathi
  • fornærmelseNorwegian
  • belediging, beledigenDutch
  • fornærmingNorwegian Nynorsk
  • obrażać, obraza, obrazić, wyzwisko, zniewagaPolish
  • insultar, insulto, injuriar, ofensaPortuguese
  • injurie, jignire, insulta, jigniRomanian
  • оскорблять, обижать, обидеть, оскорбление, оскорбитьRussian
  • निन्दा, आक्षेपः, निन्द्Sanskrit
  • förolämpa, förolämpningSwedish
  • matusi, tusiSwahili
  • ดูถูกThai
  • aşağılama, hakaret, aşağılamak, eziyet, hakaret etmekTurkish
  • образа, обра́зити, обража́тиUkrainian
  • بدنام, ذلیل کرنا, اہانت کرنا, بے عزت کرنا،Urdu

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