A group of people appear to be insulting this girl.
- The definition of an insult is a rude or offending remark.
An example of insult is calling someone stupid.
- Insult is defined as to speak with rudeness or to say something to offend.
An example of insult is to call someone fat.
- 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
- Obs. to attack; assail
Origin of insultMiddle French insulter from Classical Latin insultare, to leap upon, scoff at, insult from in-, in, on + saltare, frequentative 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
verbin·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.
- Obsolete To make an attack on.
- 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 )
Origin of insultFrench 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.
(third-person singular simple present insults, present participle insulting, simple past and past participle insulted)