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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.
References in classic literature ?
But when the cowardly insulter spat in the face of the captive monarch Athos grasped his dagger.
The offended party there, they say, marches off to his insulter and says to him, 'You insulted me, so I have come to rip myself open before your eyes;' and with these words he does actually rip his stomach open before his enemy, and considers, doubtless, that he is having all possible and necessary satisfaction and revenge.
Nor was this the end of the day's bad work, for Saint Antoine so shouted and danced his angry blood up, that it boiled again, on hearing when the day closed in that the son-in-law of the despatched, another of the people's enemies and insulters, was coming into Paris under a guard five hundred strong, in cavalry alone.
Comment se retenir de ne pas regarder, de ne pas aborder, de ne pas insulter, de ne pas harceler?
Here comes the role of the senior scholars and the Ifta committee to shed light upon this matter, hold the insulter to account and clarify the concept of patriotism
We will realize that the insulter, because he values fame, is
Meme si elle a vecu de mauvaises experiences (elle nous a explique s'etre fait insulter, avoir regu un sac sur la tete, avoir vu une personne se suicider d'une fenetre), elle declare que, <<franchement, ga m'impacte vraiment mais je continue a passer, j'essaie de ne pas y penser mais ga me fait de l'effet>> (Sarah).
Mes neveux et nieces qui vont a l'ecole se font insulter.
Temoin, la scene dite du Pont de la Concorde, ou passent Hermine et Violette qui viennent juste d'acheter des vetements chez Schiaparelli, et ou la narratrice se fait insulter par une passante heterosexuelle, un episode qui dure plusieurs pages sur l'espace desquelles on vit l'humiliation.
At a time when he accepted to be a soldier and insulter in the service of Iran's project in the region, Nasrallah is begging for dialogue in Lebanon," Rifi said.
Yohanan Friedmann has demonstrated that on the crucial issue of whether or not the Muslim insulter of the Prophet may repent of his crime, support may be found in each of the four Sunni madhahib for either repentance or the impossibility of repentance.