insult (Meaning)

Wordnet

insult (n)

a rude expression intended to offend or hurt

a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect

Wordnet

insult (v)

treat, mention, or speak to rudely

Webster

insult (v. t.)

The act of leaping on; onset; attack.

Gross abuse offered to another, either by word or act; an act or speech of insolence or contempt; an affront; an indignity.

To leap or trample upon; to make a sudden onset upon.

To treat with abuse, insolence, indignity, or contempt, by word or action; to abuse; as, to call a man a coward or a liar, or to sneer at him, is to insult him.

Webster

insult (v. i.)

To leap or jump.

To behave with insolence; to exult.

insult Sentence Examples

  1. The politician's speech was filled with insults against his opponent.
  2. The actor's comment was meant as a joke, but it came across as an insult.
  3. She felt insulted when her colleague suggested she wasn't qualified for the promotion.
  4. The customer's insult prompted the server to ask the manager for assistance.
  5. The teacher warned the students that insulting each other would not be tolerated.
  6. The article contained several insults directed at the author's enemies.
  7. The insult was so hurtful that it brought tears to her eyes.
  8. He tried to brush off the insult as if it didn't bother him, but it did.
  9. The lawyer's insult was designed to provoke a reaction from the opposing counsel.
  10. The company issued an apology after the employee's insulting behavior went viral online.

FAQs About the word insult

a rude expression intended to offend or hurt, a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect, treat, mention, or speak

offence, sarcasm, indignity, outrage, dart, slur, slight,slap, criticism, taunt

praise, praise,compliment, compliment, commendation, commendation, accolade, acclaim, applause, flattery

The politician's speech was filled with insults against his opponent.

The actor's comment was meant as a joke, but it came across as an insult.

She felt insulted when her colleague suggested she wasn't qualified for the promotion.

The customer's insult prompted the server to ask the manager for assistance.