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Synonyms for insult
ɪnˈsʌlt; ˈɪn sʌltin·sult

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  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 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.

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

    conciliate, content, gratify, honor, please

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. insultverb

    affront, outrage, dishonor, provoke, mock, ridicule

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

  2. insultnoun

    affront, abuse

Princeton's WordNet

  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 Synonymes

  1. insultnoun

    affront, offence, indignity, outrage, abuse

  2. insultverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. insultnoun

    indignity, affront

  2. insultverb

    offend, affront, flout

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  1. Stephen Colbert:

    It's predictable why these TV talkers are talking like this on the TV. They want to talk about something other than the January 6th hearings on the actual seditious insurrection that led to the deaths of multiple people, but drawing any equivalence between rioters storming our Capitol to prevent the counting of electoral ballots and a cigar-chomping toy dog is a shameful and grotesque insult to the memory of everyone who died.

  2. Katie Hobbs:

    We have so many concerns about this exercise, i kind of don't want to call it an audit. I think that's an insult to professional auditors everywhere because they're making this stuff up as they go along.

  3. Sam Johnson:

    While the number of Nazis receiving Social Security is few, allowing payments to continue is an insult to those who suffered at the hands of the Nazis.

  4. Johann von Goethe:

    He who wishes to exert a useful influence must be careful to insult nothing. Let him not be troubled by what seems absurd, but concentrate his energies to the creation of what is good. He must not demolish, but build. He must raise temples where mankind may come and partake of the purest pleasure.

  5. Ryan Pack:

    If you ever need a good insult you can say: At least I'm not so deplorable the toilet regurgitated me.

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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