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1. affront

noun. ['əˈfrʌnt'] a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect.

Synonyms

  • indignity
  • outrage
  • offense
  • discourtesy
  • insult
  • offensive activity
  • scandalization
  • scandalisation

Antonyms

  • defence
  • civility
  • graciousness
  • courtesy

Etymology

  • afrounten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • afronter (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Affront

  • vanbrunt
  • confront
  • stunt
  • klundt
  • grunt
  • glunt
  • brunt
  • blunt
  • sundt
  • shunt
  • runte
  • punt
  • pundt
  • munt
  • mundt
  • lunt
  • lundt
  • jundt
  • hunte
  • hunt
  • hundt
  • cunt
  • bunte
  • bunt

Sentences with affront


1. Noun, singular or mass
Guests should not wear white, however, as this is seen as an affront to the bride.

Quotes about affront


1. A path is only a path, and there is no affront, to oneself or to others, in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you . . . Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself alone, one question . . . Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn't it is of no use.
- Carlos Castaneda

2. Waking up was a daily cruelty, an affront, and she avoided it by not sleeping.
- Gregory Maguire, A Lion Among Men

2. affront

verb. ['əˈfrʌnt'] treat, mention, or speak to rudely.

Synonyms

  • bruise
  • injure
  • spite
  • diss
  • insult
  • offend
  • hurt

Antonyms

  • uncoiled
  • benevolence
  • keep
  • respect

Etymology

  • afrounten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • afronter (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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