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affrontive

[ uh-fruhn-tiv ]
/ əˈfrʌn tɪv /
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adjective Archaic.

insulting; offensive.

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Origin of affrontive

First recorded in 1650–60; affront + -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM affrontive

af·fron·tive·ness, noun

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