In·sult·ing, a. Containing, or characterized by, insult or abuse; tending to insult or affront; as, insulting language, treatment, etc. -- In*sult*ing*ly, adv.
Syn: -- Insolent; impertinent; saucy; rude; abusive; contemptuous. See Insolent.
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.
adj 1: expressing offensive reproach [syn: abusive, opprobrious,
2: expressing extreme contempt [syn: contemptuous, disdainful,