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AFFRONT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does affront mean? 

AFFRONT (noun)
  The noun AFFRONT has 1 sense:

1. a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect

  Familiarity information: AFFRONT used as a noun is very rare.


AFFRONT (verb)
  The verb AFFRONT has 1 sense:

1. treat, mention, or speak to rudely

  Familiarity information: AFFRONT used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


AFFRONT (noun)


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Meaning:

A deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

affront; insult

Context example:

turning his back on me was a deliberate insult

Hypernyms ("affront" is a kind of...):

discourtesy; offence; offense; offensive activity (a lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "affront"):

indignity (an affront to one's dignity or self-esteem)

outrage; scandalisation; scandalization (the act of scandalizing)


AFFRONT (verb)


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Meaning:

Treat, mention, or speak to rudely

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

affront; diss; insult

Context examples:

He insulted her with his rude remarks / the student who had betrayed his classmate was dissed by everyone

Hypernyms (to "affront" is one way to...):

bruise; hurt; injure; offend; spite; wound (hurt the feelings of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Sentence example:

The performance is likely to affront Sue


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