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
مُهين
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.
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When Claude and Quasimodo went out together, which frequently happened, and when they were seen traversing in company, the valet behind the master, the cold, narrow, and gloomy streets of the block of Notre-Dame, more than one evil word, more than one ironical quaver, more than one insulting jest greeted them on their way, unless Claude Frollo, which was rarely the case, walked with head upright and raised, showing his severe and almost august brow to the dumbfounded jeerers.
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.
He was a low black nigger, and he was deliberately insulting, not alone his own white master, but every white master in the Solomons.
Huntingdon and his guests had been particularly provoking and insulting to me in their encouragement of him, and I particularly anxious to get him out of the room, and on the very point of demeaning myself by a burst of uncontrollable passion - Mr.
Jones instantly interposed on behalf of the suffering party, and pinned the insulting conqueror up to the wall: for the puppet-show man was no more able to contend with Jones than the poor party-coloured jester had been to contend with this puppet-man.
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Lay Sreng was also initially accused of insulting King Norodom Sihamoni after calling him a 'castrated chicken' for not taking action over the ongoing political crackdown.
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