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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·sult /ɪnˈsʌlt/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 in·sult /ˈɪnˌsəlt/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·sult n.
 1. The act of leaping on; onset; attack. [Obs.]
 2. Gross abuse offered to another, either by word or act; an act or speech of insolence or contempt; a deprecatory remark; an affront; an indignity.
    The ruthless sneer that insult adds to grief.   --Savage.
 Syn: -- Affront; indignity; abuse; outrage; contumely. See Affront.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·sult v. t. [imp. & p. p. Insulted; p. pr. & vb. n. Insulting.]
 1. To leap or trample upon; to make a sudden onset upon. [Obs.]
 2. To treat with abuse, insolence, indignity, or contempt, by word or action; to abuse; as, to call a man a coward or a liar, or to sneer at him, is to insult him.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·sult, v. i.
 1. To leap or jump.
    Give me thy knife, I will insult on him.   --Shak.
    Like the frogs in the apologue, insulting upon their wooden king.   --Jer. Taylor.
 2. To behave with insolence; to exult. [Archaic]
    The lion being dead, even hares insult.   --Daniel.
    An unwillingness to insult over their helpless fatuity.   --Landor.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a rude expression intended to offend or hurt; "when a
           student made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse";
           "they yelled insults at the visiting team" [syn: abuse,
            revilement, contumely, vilification]
      2: a deliberately offensive act or something producing the
         effect of an affront; "turning his back on me was a
         deliberate insult" [syn: affront]
      v : treat, mention, or speak to rudely; "He insulted her with
          his rude remarks"; "the student who had betrayed his
          classmate was dissed by everyone" [syn: diss, affront]