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.
See insult in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: MFr insulter < L insultare, to leap upon, scoff at, insult < in-, in, on + saltare, freq. of salire, to leap: see salient
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verb in·sult·ed, in·sult·ing, in·sults verb, transitive
Origin: French insulter
Origin: , from Old French, to assault
Origin: , from Latin īnsultāre, to leap at, insult
Origin: , frequentative of īnsilīre, to leap upon
Origin: : in-, on; see in-2
Origin: + salīre, to leap; see sel- in Indo-European roots.
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