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Definition 1: a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect - [noun denoting act]

Samples where affront or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • turning his back on me was a deliberate insult

Synonyms for affront in the sense of this definition

(affront is a kind of ...) a lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others

(... is a kind of affront ) an affront to one's dignity or self-esteem

(... is a kind of affront ) the act of scandalizing

Definition 2: treat, mention, or speak to rudely - [verb of communication]

Samples where affront or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He insulted her with his rude remarks
  • the student who had betrayed his classmate was dissed by everyone

Synonyms for affront in the sense of this definition

(affront is a kind of ...) hurt the feelings of

"She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests" "This remark really bruised my ego"

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