- insull, samuel,
- insurable interest
Origin of insulting
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- an injury or trauma.
- an agent that inflicts this.
Origin of insult
Examples from the Web for insulting
But Goff called it “insulting” to suggest that he might be running a super PAC for personal gain.
When Christians and Hindus are accused of insulting Islam in Pakistan, the punishment is harsh.Disco Mullah Blasphemy Row Highlights Pakistan’s Hypocrisy|Shaheen Pasha|December 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is not merely morally absurd to suggest that facts do not matter; as a person of color, it is insulting and degrading.Dear White People: Well-Meaning Paternalism Is Still Racist|Chloé Valdary|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Barbie is an unrealistic, unhealthy, insulting representation of female appearance.
But for advocates with autism, the language of “crisis,” “emergency,” and “cure” in regards to autism is too insulting.
You know that he will be extremely unpleasant and insulting if you go to him with explanations and apologies.Prudence of the Parsonage|Ethel Hueston
I don't know how long he would have continued in this insulting vein, but he was interrupted by the concealed telephone.Greener Than You Think|Ward Moore
Bob walked up to Bill and hissed: "What do you mean, you hound, by insulting my wife in this way!"Yellowstone Nights|Herbert Quick
He seemed entirely oblivious of Wentworth's insulting words towards himself.Prisoners|Mary Cholmondeley
Vivian's friends were silent, for they hesitated to accept for their leader the insulting title.Vivian Grey|Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
verb (ɪnˈsʌlt) (tr)
Word Origin for insult
c.1600 in the sense of "attack;" 1670s as "an act of insulting," from Middle French insult (14c.) or directly from Late Latin insultus, from insilire (see insult (v.)). To add insult to injury translates Latin injuriae contumeliam addere.
1560s, "triumph over in an arrogant way," from Middle French insulter (14c.) and directly from Latin insultare "to assail, to leap upon" (already used by Cicero in sense of "insult, scoff at, revile"), frequentative of insilire "leap at or upon," from in- "on, at" (see in- (2)) + salire "to leap" (see salient (adj.)). Sense of "to verbally abuse, affront, assail with disrespect" is from 1610s. Related: Insulted; insulting.
see add insult to injury.