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affrontive

[uh-fruhn-tiv]
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adjective Archaic.
  1. insulting; offensive.
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Origin of affrontive

First recorded in 1650–60; affront + -ive
Related formsaf·fron·tive·ness, noun
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  • As to the Scotch, their barbarisms that are to be found even in print, are affrontive to the descendants of Englishmen.

    A Journal of a Young Man of Massachusetts, 2nd ed.

    Benjamin Waterhouse