Affront definition

ə-frŭnt
To insult intentionally, especially openly.
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(archaic) To come before; meet; face.
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Affront is defined as to purposely be verbally offensive or to do something to cause mortification or confusion.

An example of someone who may affront is a bully who is disrespectful to another student.

An example of affront is to make fun of someone incessantly.

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The definition of an affront is an action or verbal assault that is committed with the intention of rudeness and unkindness.

An example of an affront is cutting in front of someone in line.

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To meet defiantly; confront.

Affront danger.

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(obsolete) To meet or encounter (another) face to face.
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An open or intentional offense, slight, or insult.

Such behavior is an affront to society.

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To confront defiantly.
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An open or intentional insult; slight to one's dignity.
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To insult intentionally, especially openly.
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To meet defiantly; to confront.

To affront death.

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Shakespeare.

That he, as 'twere by accident, may here / Affront Ophelia.

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An open or intentional offense, slight, or insult.

Such behavior is an affront to society.

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(heraldry) Face to face, or with the fronts facing each other.
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(obsolete) A hostile encounter or meeting.
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To insult openly or purposely; offend; slight.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
affront
Plural:
affronts

Origin of affront

  • Middle English afrounten from Old French afronter Latin ad- ad- Latin frōns front- face front

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English afrounten, from Old French afronter (“to defy”), from Vulgar Latin *affrontare (“to hit in the face”), from Latin ad (“to”) + frons (“forehead”).

    From Wiktionary

  • French affronté, past participle.

    From Wiktionary