Origin of insulting
Synonyms for insulting
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- an injury or trauma.
- an agent that inflicts this.
Origin of insult
Synonyms for insult
Antonyms for insult
Related Words for insultingderogatory, rude, disrespectful, hurtful, offensive, disparaging, degrading, repulsive, biting, slighting, ridiculing, discourteous, insolent, uncivil
Examples from the Web for insulting
Contemporary Examples of insulting
But Goff called it “insulting” to suggest that he might be running a super PAC for personal gain.‘Ready for Romney’ Is Amateur Hour
December 23, 2014
When Christians and Hindus are accused of insulting Islam in Pakistan, the punishment is harsh.Disco Mullah Blasphemy Row Highlights Pakistan’s Hypocrisy
December 21, 2014
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
December 9, 2014
Barbie is an unrealistic, unhealthy, insulting representation of female appearance.Sexism Begins in the Toy Aisle
November 29, 2014
The white editors who wrote both trash articles saw themselves as celebrating black folks, a notion so insulting it makes me spit.‘black-ish’ Keeps It Real about the Invisible Black Man
September 24, 2014
Historical Examples of insulting
But it is offensive to man, insulting to the atmosphere, and destructive of him who uses it.The Call of the Twentieth Century
David Starr Jordan
Perfect silence on his deck; a loud and insulting shout from the enemy!Tales And Novels, Volume 5 (of 10)
He was smiling in an embarrassed way, as though he had made some insulting proposal.L'Assommoir
Everybody is abusing him now, and railing at him and insulting him.The Christian
You inveigled me into this for the sole purpose of insulting me.Nobody
Louis Joseph Vance
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.