in·sult /ˈɪnˌsəlt/ 名詞
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.
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.
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.
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]