“It is an insult to be paid so little money,” says Belia, sitting in the dark living room of their tiny home.
“insult to injury,” her attorney, Steven Turano, said afterward, insisting that his client is innocent.
Me: So what do you guys think, bearing in mind that if you insult the book, Uncle Adam will never get to go on Colbert's show?
I would not accuse Mr. Kristol of McCarthyite tactics, however, since that would be an insult to McCarthy.
Is it really an insult to have a massive fanbase clamoring for more of his creation after the author has left this earth?
I did not come here to insult you; I did not come to triumph over you.
I have found a friend in Maria; and you poison my comfort in my friendship, and insult my friend.
They are welcome to their opinion; but they must not ask me to insult him by holding it.
It is a gross insult to ask him about her health, or when the wedding will be.
They were imaginative in the extreme, quick of temper, and very prone to insult.
1560s, "triumph over in an arrogant way," from Middle French insulter (14c.) and directly from Latin insultare "to assail, to leap upon" (already used by Cicero in sense of "insult, scoff at, revile"), frequentative of insilire "leap at or upon," from in- "on, at" (see in- (2)) + salire "to leap" (see salient (adj.)). Sense of "to verbally abuse, affront, assail with disrespect" is from 1610s. Related: Insulted; insulting.
c.1600 in the sense of "attack;" 1670s as "an act of insulting," from Middle French insult (14c.) or directly from Late Latin insultus, from insilire (see insult (v.)). To add insult to injury translates Latin injuriae contumeliam addere.
insult in·sult (ĭn'sŭlt')
A bodily injury, irritation, or trauma.