Insult

  • 1 INSULT — INSULT, disparagement or defamation of the character or injury to the feelings of another (Heb. boshet, ona at devarim, halbanat panim, hoẓa at shem ra). The rabbis of the Talmud distinguished between two main types of insult: that which causes… …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 2 Insult — In*sult , v. i. 1. To leap or jump. [1913 Webster] Give me thy knife, I will insult on him. Shak. [1913 Webster] Like the frogs in the apologue, insulting upon their wooden king. Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] 2. To behave with insolence; to exult.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Insult — In sult, n. [L. insultus, fr. insilire to leap upon: cf. F. insulte. See {Insult}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of leaping on; onset; attack. [Obs.] Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Gross abuse offered to another, either by word or act; an act or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Insult — In*sult , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Insulted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Insulting}.] [F. insulter, L. insultare, freq. fr. insilire to leap into or upon; pref. in in, on + salire to leap. See {Salient}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To leap or trample upon; to make a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 insult — vb affront, outrage, *offend Analogous words: humiliate, humble, debase, degrade, *abase: flout, *scoff, jeer, gird, gibe, fleer, sneer: mock, taunt, deride, *ridicule Antonyms: honor Contrasted words: gratify, *pl …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 insult — [n] hateful communication abuse, affront, aspersion, black eye*, blasphemy, cheap shot*, contempt, contumely, derision, despite, discourtesy, disdainfulness, disgrace, disrespect, ignominy, impertinence, impudence, incivility, indignity,… …

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  • 7 insult — ► VERB ▪ speak to or treat with disrespect or abuse. ► NOUN 1) an insulting remark or action. 2) a thing so worthless or contemptible as to be offensive: the pay offer is an absolute insult. ORIGIN Latin insultare jump or trample on …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 insult — [in sult′; ] for n. [ in′sult΄] vt. [MFr insulter < L insultare, to leap upon, scoff at, insult < in , in, on + saltare, freq. of salire, to leap: see SALIENT] 1. to treat or speak to with scorn, insolence, or great disrespect; subject to… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 Insult — (Insultation, v. lat.), 1) muthwilliger Angriff; 2) Beschimpfung; 3) Beleidigung; daher Insultiren, übermüthig begegnen, verhöhnen, beschimpfen, beleidigen …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 10 Insult — (Insultation), beleidigender Anfall, Beschimpfung, Beleidigung; insultieren, gröblich beleidigen, beschimpfen, verhöhnen …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 11 Insúlt — Insúlt, Insultation (lat.), beleidigender Angriff, Beschimpfung; in der Medizin s.v.w. Anfall, Paroxismus, auch äußere Verletzung; insultieren, gröblich beleidigen, beschimpfen, verhöhnen …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 12 Insult — Insult, Insultation, lat. deutsch, muthwillige Beleidigung, Beschimpfung; i.iren, beleidigen, beschimpfen …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 13 insult — I noun abuse, affront, aspersion, atrocity, defamation, defilement, derision, diatribe, disparagement, enormity, impertinence, incivility, indignity, insolence, mockery, offense, offensive remark, open disrespect, outrage, provocation, rebuff,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 14 ìnsult — m, {{c=1}}v. {{ref}}inzult{{/ref}} …

    Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

  • 15 Insult — Insult,der:1.⇨Beleidigung(1)–2.⇨Anfall(1) …

    Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • 16 Insult — For the novel, see The Insult. For the 1932 film, see Insult (film). Homophobic insult ( Dero is gay ) scribbled in the dust in Catania (Italy) …

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  • 17 insult — n. 1) to fling, hurl an insult at 2) to swallow, take an insult 3) to avenge an insult 4) a gratuitous; imaginary; nasty, vicious insult 5) an insult to (an insult to smb. s intelligence) 6) (misc.) a stream of insults; to add insult to injury *… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 18 insult — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ bad, grave, great, terrible ▪ one of the worst insults you can throw at somebody ▪ final, ultimate …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 19 insult — in|sult1 [ınˈsʌlt] v [T] [Date: 1500 1600; : French; Origin: insulter, from Latin insultare to jump on, insult , from saltare to jump ] 1.) to offend someone by saying or doing something they think is rude ▪ Nobody insults my family and gets away …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 insult — 01. He [insulted] her, telling her she was fat, and made her cry. 02. The salary they offered me for the job was so low that it was [insulting], so I refused it. 03. People of different cultures sometimes get [insults] thrown at them by racists.… …

    Grammatical examples in English