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1. insult

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

Synonyms

  • bruise
  • injure
  • spite
  • diss
  • offend
  • affront
  • hurt

Antonyms

  • uncastrated
  • attend
  • increased
  • erase

Etymology

  • insultare (Latin)

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Rhymes with Insult

  • catapult

Sentences with insult


1. Noun, singular or mass
Throw a cute insult back at him and follow it with a winking face.

2. Verb, base form
An insecure person will insult other people as a way to make himself feel better.

Quotes about insult


1. Insult is powerful. Insult begets both rage and humor and often at the same time.
- Suzanne Fields

2. …because nerds like us are allowed to be unironically enthusiastic about stuff… Nerds are allowed to love stuff, like jump-up-and-down-in-the-chair-can’t-control-yourself love it. Hank, when people call people nerds, mostly what they’re saying is ‘you like stuff.’ Which is just not a good insult at all. Like, ‘you are too enthusiastic about the miracle of human consciousness’.
- John Green

3. You don't have to disrespect and insult others simply to hold your own ground. If you do, that shows how shaky your own position is.
- Red Haircrow

2. insult

noun. ['ˌɪnˈsʌlt, ˈɪnˌsəlt'] a rude expression intended to offend or hurt.

Synonyms

  • vitriol
  • cut
  • invective
  • revilement
  • discourtesy
  • abuse
  • contumely
  • disrespect
  • low blow
  • billingsgate
  • vituperation
  • stinger
  • vilification

Antonyms

  • uncut
  • switch on
  • strengthen
  • malfunction

Etymology

  • insultare (Latin)

3. insult

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

Synonyms

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

Antonyms

  • inflate
  • deflate
  • increase
  • lengthen

Etymology

  • insultare (Latin)
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