Affront ( noun , verb )

(As a noun)

Affront ( noun )

  1. An open insult or disrespectful act.
  2. An action or remark that is disrespectful and intended to offend.

Origin:

From middle english afront, from old french afront, from latin affrontus, past participle of affingere ("to strike against"), from ad- ("to") + fingere ("to touch, form").

Examples:

  1. The crowd jeered as the opposing team scored a goal, an affront to the home team's fans.
  2. He considered it an affront to his honor when she refused his marriage proposal.
  3. The company's decision to outsource jobs was seen as an affront to the workers.
  4. The ambassador took the slight as a personal affront and demanded an apology.
  5. He felt it was an affront to his intelligence when the teacher treated him like a child.

(As a verb)

Affront ( verb )

  1. An open insult or disrespectful act.
  2. An action or remark that is disrespectful and intended to offend.

Origin:

From middle english afront, from old french afront, from latin affrontus, past participle of affingere ("to strike against"), from ad- ("to") + fingere ("to touch, form").

Examples:

  1. The crowd jeered as the opposing team scored a goal, an affront to the home team's fans.
  2. He considered it an affront to his honor when she refused his marriage proposal.
  3. The company's decision to outsource jobs was seen as an affront to the workers.
  4. The ambassador took the slight as a personal affront and demanded an apology.
  5. He felt it was an affront to his intelligence when the teacher treated him like a child.
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