Affront is defined as to purposely be verbally offensive or to do something to cause mortification or confusion.(verb)
The definition of an affront is an action or verbal assault that is committed with the intention of rudeness and unkindness.(noun)
An example of an affront is cutting in front of someone in line.
See affront in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME afronten < OFr afronter, to encounter face to face < ML *affrontare < ad-, to + frons, forehead
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transitive verb af·front·ed, af·front·ing, af·fronts
Origin: Middle English afrounten
Origin: , from Old French afronter
Origin: : Latin ad-, ad-
Origin: + Latin frōns, front-, face; see front.
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