Affront - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈfrʌnt|  American pronunciation of the word affront
Brit.  |əˈfrʌnt|  British pronunciation of the word affront

noun

- a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect (syn: insult)

verb

- treat, mention, or speak to rudely (syn: diss, insult)

Examples

...did not mean to affront you when I told you I didn't need your help...

He regarded her rude behavior as a personal affront.

...took it as an affront that she wasn't asked to help cook Thanksgiving dinner...

He stepped back, affronted by the question.

The comments were an affront to his pride.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: affront
he/she/it: affronts
present participle: affronting
past tense: affronted
past participle: affronted
noun
singular: affront
plural: affronts
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