affront


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af·front

 (ə-frŭnt′)
tr.v. af·front·ed, af·front·ing, af·fronts
1. To insult intentionally, especially openly. See Synonyms at offend.
2.
a. To meet defiantly; confront: affront danger.
b. Obsolete To meet or encounter (another) face to face.
n.
1. An open or intentional offense, slight, or insult: Such behavior is an affront to society.
2. Obsolete A hostile encounter or meeting.

[Middle English afrounten, from Old French afronter : Latin ad-, ad- + Latin frōns, front-, face; see front.]

affront

(əˈfrʌnt)
n
a deliberate insult
vb (tr)
1. to insult, esp openly
2. to offend the pride or dignity of
3. obsolete to confront defiantly
[C14: from Old French afronter to strike in the face, from Vulgar Latin affrontāre (unattested), from the Latin phrase ad frontem to the face]

af•front

(əˈfrʌnt)

n.
1. a deliberate act or display of disrespect; insult.
v.t.
2. to offend by an open manifestation of disrespect or insolence.
3. Archaic. to front on; face.
4. Obs. to encounter; confront.
[1300–50; Middle English afrounten < Middle French af(f)ronter to strike in the face]
af•front′ed•ly, adv.
af•front′ed•ness, n.
syn: See insult.

affront


Past participle: affronted
Gerund: affronting

Imperative
affront
affront
Present
I affront
you affront
he/she/it affronts
we affront
you affront
they affront
Preterite
I affronted
you affronted
he/she/it affronted
we affronted
you affronted
they affronted
Present Continuous
I am affronting
you are affronting
he/she/it is affronting
we are affronting
you are affronting
they are affronting
Present Perfect
I have affronted
you have affronted
he/she/it has affronted
we have affronted
you have affronted
they have affronted
Past Continuous
I was affronting
you were affronting
he/she/it was affronting
we were affronting
you were affronting
they were affronting
Past Perfect
I had affronted
you had affronted
he/she/it had affronted
we had affronted
you had affronted
they had affronted
Future
I will affront
you will affront
he/she/it will affront
we will affront
you will affront
they will affront
Future Perfect
I will have affronted
you will have affronted
he/she/it will have affronted
we will have affronted
you will have affronted
they will have affronted
Future Continuous
I will be affronting
you will be affronting
he/she/it will be affronting
we will be affronting
you will be affronting
they will be affronting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been affronting
you have been affronting
he/she/it has been affronting
we have been affronting
you have been affronting
they have been affronting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been affronting
you will have been affronting
he/she/it will have been affronting
we will have been affronting
you will have been affronting
they will have been affronting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been affronting
you had been affronting
he/she/it had been affronting
we had been affronting
you had been affronting
they had been affronting
Conditional
I would affront
you would affront
he/she/it would affront
we would affront
you would affront
they would affront
Past Conditional
I would have affronted
you would have affronted
he/she/it would have affronted
we would have affronted
you would have affronted
they would have affronted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.affront - a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespectaffront - a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect; "turning his back on me was a deliberate insult"
offense, offensive activity, discourtesy, offence - a lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others
indignity - an affront to one's dignity or self-esteem
scandalisation, scandalization, outrage - the act of scandalizing
Verb1.affront - treat, mention, or speak to rudelyaffront - treat, mention, or speak to rudely; "He insulted her with his rude remarks"; "the student who had betrayed his classmate was dissed by everyone"
spite, wound, bruise, injure, offend, hurt - hurt the feelings of; "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"; "This remark really bruised my ego"

affront

verb
1. offend, anger, provoke, outrage, insult, annoy, vex, displease, pique, put or get your back up, slight One example that particularly affronted him was at the world championships.
noun
1. insult, wrong, injury, abuse, offence, slight, outrage, provocation, slur, indignity, slap in the face (informal), vexation She has taken my enquiry as a personal affront.

affront

verb
To cause resentment or hurt by callous, rude behavior:
Idioms: add insult to injury, give offense to.
noun
An act that offends a person's sense of pride or dignity:
Translations
إهَانَة عَلَنِيَّهيُهِين عَلَانِيَّة
urazitveřejná urážka
fornærmefornærmelse
sérelem
móîgamóîgun
įžeidimasįžeisti
apvainojumsapvainot

affront

[əˈfrʌnt]
A. Nafrenta f, ofensa f
to be an affront toafrentar a
B. VTofender, afrentar
to be affrontedofenderse

affront

[əˈfrʌnt] naffront m
to be an affront to sb/sth → être un affront à qn/qch

affront

vtbeleidigen
nBeleidigung f(to sb jds, to sth für etw), Affront m(to gegen); such poverty is an affront to our national pridesolche Armut verletzt unseren Nationalstolz

affront

[əˈfrʌnt]
1. naffronto
2. vtfare un affronto a
to be affronted (by) → offendersi (per)

affront

(əˈfrant) noun
an insult, usually one made in public. His remarks were obviously intended as an affront to her.
verb
to insult or offend. We were affronted by the offhand way in which they treated us.

affront

v. hacer frente, confrontar; encararse.
References in classic literature ?
My acquaintance with sheets of water was small, and the pool of Bly, at all events on the few occasions of my consenting, under the protection of my pupils, to affront its surface in the old flat-bottomed boat moored there for our use, had impressed me both with its extent and its agitation.
I could have given my own sect the preference and made everybody a Presby- terian without any trouble, but that would have been to affront a law of human nature: spiritual wants and instincts are as various in the human family as are physical appetites, complexions, and features, and a man is only at his best, morally, when he is equipped with the religious garment whose color and shape and size most nicely accommodate themselves to the spirit- ual complexion, angularities, and stature of the indi- vidual who wears it; and, besides, I was afraid of a united Church; it makes a mighty power, the mightiest conceivable, and then when it by and by gets into selfish hands, as it is always bound to do, it means death to human liberty and paralysis to human thought.
We'll take these fellows to the tavern and affront them with t'other couple, and I reckon we'll find out SOMETHING before we get through.
He brought home with him a suit of clothes of such exquisite style and cut in fashion-- Eastern fashion, city fashion--that it filled everybody with anguish and was regarded as a peculiarly wanton affront.
If you had fallen up against him (as some of them did), on purpose, he would have made a feint of endeavouring to seize you, which would have been an affront to your understanding, and would instantly have sidled off in the direction of the plump sister.
But I felt it quite an affront to be supposed proud, and said I only wanted to be asked.
He pretended that his Christian name was Dolge - a clear impossibility - but he was a fellow of that obstinate disposition that I believe him to have been the prey of no delusion in this particular, but wilfully to have imposed that name upon the village as an affront to its understanding.
The chief were those who from the Pit of Hell Roaming to seek their prey on earth, durst fix Their Seats long after next the Seat of God, Their Altars by his Altar, Gods ador'd Among the Nations round, and durst abide JEHOVAH thundring out of SION, thron'd Between the Cherubim; yea, often plac'd Within his Sanctuary it self their Shrines, Abominations; and with cursed things His holy Rites, and solemn Feasts profan'd, And with their darkness durst affront his light.
Thou best thyself more like a thief and a heretic,'' said the Friar, equally indignant; ``I will pouch up no such affront before my parishioners, as thou thinkest it not shame to put upon me, although I be a reverend brother to thee.
But the vizir, wiser than his master, wished to conceal from the public the affront they had received, and merely answered, "After all, we have only got what we deserved.
Any delay is a direct personal affront that makes a vivid impression upon their minds.
But Sancho did not so fully approve of his master's admonition as to let it pass without saying in reply, "Senor, I am a man of peace, meek and quiet, and I can put up with any affront because I have a wife and children to support and bring up; so let it be likewise a hint to your worship, as it cannot be a mandate, that on no account will I draw sword either against clown or against knight, and that here before God I forgive the insults that have been offered me, whether they have been, are, or shall be offered me by high or low, rich or poor, noble or commoner, not excepting any rank or condition whatsoever.