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v. in·sult·ed, in·sult·ing, in·sults
a. To treat with gross insensitivity, insolence, or contemptuous rudeness. See Synonyms at offend.
b. To affront or demean: an absurd speech that insulted the intelligence of the audience.
2. Obsolete To make an attack on.
v.intr. Archaic
To behave arrogantly.
n. (ĭn′sŭlt′)
1. An insulting remark or act.
a. Medicine A bodily injury, irritation, or trauma.
b. Something that causes injury, irritation, or trauma: "the middle of the Bronx, buffeted and poisoned by the worst environmental insults that urban America can dish out" (William K. Stevens).

[French insulter, from Old French, to assault, from Latin īnsultāre, to leap at, insult, frequentative of īnsilīre, to leap upon : in-, on; see in-2 + salīre, to leap; see sel- in Indo-European roots.]

in·sult′er n.
in·sult′ing·ly adv.




[ɪnˈsʌltɪd] adjinsulté(e)
References in classic literature ?
de Bragelonne, who carries a sword by his side, does not consider himself insulted.
It matters little, however, the insult has been given, and I consider myself insulted accordingly.
Tyrrel was wrong to let her temper get the better of her, and to suppose herself insulted where no insult was intended.
The young willow-wrens, however, continued to cry and scream, and when their parents again brought food they said: 'We will not so much as touch one fly's leg, no, not if we were dying of hunger, until you have settled whether we are respectable children or not; the bear has been here and has insulted us
Let us suppose, for instance, that it feels insulted, too (and it almost always does feel insulted), and wants to revenge itself, too.
The frowsy woman who sat at the desk in the lobby of the great Friederichsbad and sold bath tickets, not only insulted me twice every day, with rigid fidelity to her great trust, but she took trouble enough to cheat me out of a shilling, one day, to have fairly entitled her to ten.
Mercy gave the woman who had again and again deliberately insulted her a first warning.
Mourinho believes Conte has insulted him twice and refused to prolong the verbal jousting.
Human Rights Watch has documented a pattern of cases against people who filed a complaint or announced their intention to do so, after police officers allegedly insulted, arbitrary arrested, or assaulted them.
The adoration many Thai citizens felt for the late King Bhumibol, expressed through the near certainty of seeing pictures of the monarch on the walls of homes, restaurants and taxis throughout the nation of nearly 70 million people, has for some turned into bitter anger toward those who have allegedly insulted the monarchy in the aftermath of his death last week.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- An ystanbul prosecutor's office has launched an investigation into former Zaman editor-in-chief Ekrem Dumanly based on a complaint from a man who alleged that Dumanly insulted Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoy-an in an airport nine months ago.
Ramallah: A Jewish colonist woman who insulted the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) on tape and stated to a crowd of Palestinian Murabiteen in Al Haram Al Sharif that "Mohammad is a pig" has been given heroic treatment in Israeli media.