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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Insult  \In"sult\,  n.  [L.  insultus,  fr  insilire  to  leap  upon: 
  cf  F.  insulte.  See  {Insult},  v.  t.] 
  1.  The  act  of  leaping  on  onset;  attack.  [Obs.]  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  Gross  abuse  offered  to  another,  either  by  word  or  act  an 
  act  or  speech  of  insolence  or  contempt;  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)  [web1913]: 
 
  Insult  \In*sult"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Insulted};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Insulting}.]  [F.  insulter,  L.  insultare  freq.  fr 
  insilire  to  leap  into  or  upon  pref.  in-  in  on  +  salire  to 
  leap.  See  {Salient}.] 
  1.  To  leap  or  trample  upon  to  make  a  sudden  onset  upon 
  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  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)  [web1913]: 
 
  Insult  \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  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  insult 
  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}] 
  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"  [syn:  {affront}] 




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