Prosecutors said the group had "insulted in a sacrilegious manner the centuries-old foundations of the Russian Orthodox Church".
Were people really that concerned that the first lady might have insulted the entire American fashion industry by that choice?
He insulted a female poet of his acquaintance by remarking “that she and her family were Jews.”
He [Guillen] insulted the people that he had to please the most.
So far Vlad has insulted my body twice in the span of a half hour.
I have been—it is I who am insulted and put to shame, in my own house, by a chit of a miss.
If you were, you would not insult me as you have insulted me.
I'm to be insulted by a little squirt that's just learning to keep his ears clean!
Besides, do you suppose that man would allow himself to be insulted?
Let them accept it as the free gift of a mercy which they have insulted, and a long-suffering which they have defied.
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.