affronted


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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.]

affronted

(əˈfrʌntɪd)
adj
formal experiencing an insult
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affronted

adjective offended, cross, angry, upset, slighted, outraged, insulted, annoyed, stung, incensed, indignant, irate, miffed (informal), displeased, peeved (informal), piqued He pretended to be affronted, but inwardly he was pleased.
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affronted

[əˈfrʌntɪd] adjoffensé(e)
References in classic literature ?
The Emperor, with the agitation of one who has been personally affronted, was finishing with these words:
But Sheriff Mackie had "They have affronted been satisfied the children would not have been put in a harmful situation.
Actor Roger Lloyd Pack said: "I feel affronted that George Bush is coming over here, and even more affronted that I'm not allowed to march in protest.