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affronted


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Affront  \Af*front"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Affronted};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Affronting}.]  [OF.  afronter  F.  affronter,  to 
  confront,  LL  affrontare  to  strike  against,  fr  L.  ad  +  frons 
  forehead,  front.  See  {Front}.] 
  1.  To  front;  to  face  in  position;  to  meet  or  encounter  face 
  to  face.  [Obs.] 
 
  All  the  sea-coasts  do  affront  the  Levant.  --Holland. 
 
  That  he  as  't  were  by  accident,  may  here  Affront 
  Ophelia  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  face  in  defiance;  to  confront;  as  to  affront  death; 
  hence  to  meet  in  hostile  encounter.  [Archaic] 
 
  3.  To  offend  by  some  manifestation  of  disrespect;  to  insult 
  to  the  face  by  demeanor  or  language;  to  treat  with  marked 
  incivility. 
 
  How  can  any  one  imagine  that  the  fathers  would  have 
  dared  to  affront  the  wife  of  Aurelius?  --Addison. 
 
  Syn:  To  insult;  abuse;  outrage;  wound;  illtreat;  slight; 
  defy;  offend;  provoke;  pique;  nettle. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  affronted 
  adj  :  treated  with  insolent  and  rude  language  especially  openly 
  and  intentionally  [syn:  {insulted}] 




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