verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- an injury or trauma.
- an agent that inflicts this.
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Example sentences from the Web for insult
That the “short list” was most of the world, or that the term ultimately devolved into an insult, seems unsurprising in retrospect.
It was an insult to the public as well, and a sad example of the state of American democracy five weeks before the election.Election live updates: Debate commission says it will change structure to ensure more ‘orderly discussion’|John Wagner, Felicia Sonmez, Amy B Wang|September 30, 2020|Washington Post
It wasn’t the insults or shouting that put the markets into a risk-off mood.Global investors dump stocks as presidential debate fireworks escalate election jitters|Bernhard Warner|September 30, 2020|Fortune
“Streamlining,” wrote Technical Editor Kevin Cameron in a February, 2002, piece about the star of the 2001 Tokyo Show, “would just be an insult to the air-crushing power of the supercharged engine.”
Adding insult to injury, my coworkers and I were offered only a pittance of severance to tide us over through this incredible time of uncertainty.Why the Democratic Party must make a clean break with Wall Street|matthewheimer|September 8, 2020|Fortune
Insult to injury, its $43 million gross was less than one-fifth of what Ted took in.The Biggest Bombs of 2014: ‘Sex Tape,’ Mariah Carey’s Vocals, ‘How I Met Your Mother’ and More|Kevin Fallon|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The cardinals had such a bad reputation that the very term “cardinal” became an insult in Renaissance Rome.
At least part of the motivation for that change came from people coming out of the closet and putting a human face on the insult.Yes, ‘Aspergery’ Is a Slur and It's Time to Stop Using It|Emily Shire|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Donald Trump has gone all the way to Iowa to insult New York.
Why do you insult thousands of years of tradition in such an awful way?Putin’s Hockey Pal Tells All: Slava Fetisov on ‘Red Army,’ Soviet Nostalgia, and What Drives Putin|Marlow Stern|October 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Thither i'th' evening, and which is the most infliction, Only to insult upon our miseries.Cler.The Little French Lawyer|Francis Beaumont
And the insult had come before my men and his friends and the people in the street.Captain Macklin|Richard Harding Davis
To pluck a weed from the roadside and present it to one's sovereign would be no better than an insult.The Expositor's Bible: The Second Book of Samuel|W. G. Blaikie
I will not say (whatever I may think) that this affair has been got up solely to degrade and insult me.Dombey and Son|Charles Dickens
Would you insult and injure a modest maiden, slave though she be?Darkness and Dawn|Frederic W. Farrar
British Dictionary definitions for insult
verb (ɪnˈsʌlt) (tr)
Derived forms of insultinsulter, noun
Word Origin for insult
Medical definitions for insult
Idioms and Phrases with insult
see add insult to injury.