Insult is defined as to speak with rudeness or to say something to offend.verb
An example of insult is to call someone fat.
The definition of an insult is a rude or offending remark.noun
An example of insult is calling someone stupid.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- to treat or speak to with scorn, insolence, or great disrespect; subject to treatment, a remark, etc. that hurts or is meant to hurt the feelings or pride
- Obsolete to attack; assail
Origin: MFr insulter < L insultare, to leap upon, scoff at, insult < in-, in, on + saltare, freq. of salire, to leap: see salient
- an insulting act, remark, etc.; affront; indignity
- Archaic an attack; assault
- damage or injury to tissues or organs of the body
- anything that causes this
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verb in·sult·ed, in·sult·ing, in·sults verb, transitive
- 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.
- Obsolete To make an attack on.
- To behave arrogantly.
- To give offense; offend: a speech that was intended to insult.
- An offensive action or remark.
- a. Medicine A bodily injury, irritation, or trauma.b. Something that causes bodily 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).
Origin: 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·sultˈer noun
- in·sultˈing·ly adverb
insult - Medical Definition