verb (used with object)
Origin of affront
Examples from the Web for affronted
Soldera comes across like that uncle who, once affronted, crosses you off forever.Brunello’s King Lear: Gianfranco Soldera Reflects on the Attack on His Wine|Alice Feiring|December 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
You've affronted and mortified me and humiliated me beyond endurance.The Adventures of a Modest Man|Robert W. Chambers
We are by nature kind and generous; only vengeful when insulted, only cruel when affronted.The Talisman|Sir Walter Scott
They are very slow in their movement, and when affronted make a peculiar grunting noise, and bristle up the hair of their back.
Word Origin for affront
1590s, from affront (v.).
early 14c., from Old French afronter "to face, confront, to slap in the face" (13c.), from Late Latin affrontare "to strike against," from Latin ad frontem "to the face," from frons (genitive frontis) "forehead" (see front (n.)). Related: Affronted; affronting.