verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- an injury or trauma.
- an agent that inflicts this.
SYNONYMS FOR insult
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Example sentences from the Web for insult
We have become a society and a nation of echo chambers, where we gather with fellow like-minded people while making assumptions and hurling insults at “others.”How Christians should react to the 2020 election results|jakemeth|November 12, 2020|Fortune
About how they spoke nicely to him at first, even asking about his medals, before spitting insults at him.
We need to take our politics seriously enough to not be distracted by people’s petty, illegitimate insults and remember that we’re actually fighting for our lives.What the public is getting right — and wrong — about police abolition|Fabiola Cineas|October 30, 2020|Vox
Like most humans, Monroe recalled the insult sooner than the compliment.Four presidents who put Virginia’s stamp on early America|Andrew Burstein|October 30, 2020|Washington Post
So it’s a compounding of perceived insults to democratic ideals.The system is ‘rigged’: Robert Reich on the Supreme Court, economic inequality, and his Twitter beef with Elon Musk|reymashayekhi|October 12, 2020|Fortune
The two sides taunted and insulted each other but with police separating them no violence broke out.
The common denominator in the most violent protests against Western actions has been when Islam had been insulted.Why the Muslim World Isn’t Flipping Out Over the CIA Torture Report|Dean Obeidallah|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He says the speaker insulted his wife, and most of the charges, including assault on a police officer, were eventually dropped.
And I thought it was time to write in defense of lobbyists, the people who actually are being insulted.
He insulted a female poet of his acquaintance by remarking “that she and her family were Jews.”Borges Had A Genius For Literature But Not Love Or Much Else|Allen Barra|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Condillac after the marquis's death had refused to pay tithes to Mother Church and has flouted and insulted the Bishop.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
I have not heard of a case of any one being personally insulted by an Austrian since I have been in Italy.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
"You don't seem to know how to take me," said a vulgar fellow to a gentleman he had insulted.
Americans were frequently insulted, called cowards, and openly menaced by the insurgents.
Luna rushed down the stairs in a furious rage and insulted Captain Janolino in the presence of his troops.
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.