insulting


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in·sult

 (ĭn-sŭlt′)
v. in·sult·ed, in·sult·ing, in·sults
v.tr.
1.
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.
2.
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.

insulting

(ɪnˈsʌltɪŋ)
adj
offensive
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.insulting - expressing extreme contempt
disrespectful - exhibiting lack of respect; rude and discourteous; "remarks disrespectful of the law"; "disrespectful in the presence of his parents"; "disrespectful toward his teacher"

insulting

adjective offensive, rude, abusive, slighting, degrading, affronting, contemptuous, disparaging, scurrilous, insolent One of the workers made an insulting remark to a supervisor.
flattering, complimentary, respectful, deferential, laudatory
Translations
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urážlivý
fornærmendehånende
móîgandi
žaljiv
aşağılayıcıhakaret edici

insulting

[ɪnˈsʌltɪŋ] ADJinsultante, ofensivo

insulting

[ɪnˈsʌltɪŋ] adj [person, remark] → insultant(e)
to be insulting to sb [person] → se montrer insultant envers qn; [remark, comment] → être insultant envers qn

insulting

adjbeleidigend; questionunverschämt; to use insulting language to somebodyjdm gegenüber beleidigende Äußerungen machen, jdn beschimpfen; he was very insulting to herer hat sich ihr gegenüber sehr beleidigend geäußert

insulting

[ɪnˈsʌltɪŋ] adjoffensivo/a

insult

(inˈsalt) verb
to treat (a person) rudely or contemptuously. He insulted her by telling her she was not only ugly but stupid too.
(ˈinsalt) noun
(a) comment or action that insults. She took it as an insult that he did not shake hands with her.
inˈsulting adjective
contemptuous or offensive. insulting words.
References in classic literature ?
He met Robert one day talking to the girl, or walking with her, or bathing with her, or carrying her basket--I don't remember what;--and he became so insulting and abusive that Robert gave him a thrashing on the spot that has kept him comparatively in order for a good while.
slowly it floats more and more away, the water round it torn and splashed by the insatiate sharks, and the air above vexed with rapacious flights of screaming fowls, whose beaks are like so many insulting poniards in the whale.
And it was fine to see that astonished multitude go down on their knees and beg their lives of the king they had just been deriding and insulting.
I cannot imagine that she will not be continually insulting her visitor with praise, encouragement, and offers of service; that she will not be continually detailing her magnificent intentions, from the procuring her a permanent situation to the including her in those delightful exploring parties which are to take place in the barouchelandau.
Pity, Jane, from some people is a noxious and insulting sort of tribute, which one is justified in hurling back in the teeth of those who offer it; but that is the sort of pity native to callous, selfish hearts; it is a hybrid, egotistical pain at hearing of woes, crossed with ignorant contempt for those who have endured them.
To insult one who is not fortunate in life, sir, and who never gave you the least offence, and the many reasons for not insulting whom you are old enough and wise enough to understand,' said Mr.
Who but felt of late When the fierce Foe hung on our brok'n Rear Insulting, and pursu'd us through the Deep, With what compulsion and laborious flight We sunk thus low?
Athelstane, utterly confounded at an order which the manners and feelings of the times rendered so injuriously insulting, unwilling to obey, yet undetermined how to resist, opposed only the vis inerti
If you are a gentleman," said Miss Wilson, reddening, "your conduct in persisting in these antics in my presence is insulting to me.
On each side you will see vast heaps of big black stones, and will hear a multitude of insulting voices, but pay no heed to them, and, above all, beware of ever turning your head.
But I am insulting the intelligence of my Readers by accumulating details which must be patent to everyone who enjoys the advantages of a Residence in Spaceland.
I am at a loss to figure to myself, however dimly, how any man - I have not said any gentleman - could so brazenly insult another as you have been insulting me since you entered this house.