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insult

noun abuse, affront, aspersion, atrocity, defamation, defilement, derision, diatribe, disparagement, enormity, impertinence, incivility, indignity, insolence, mockery, offense, offensive remark, open disrespect, provocation, rebuff, revilement, ridicule, rudeness, slap in the face, slight, snub, uncomplimentary remarks, vulgarity

insult

verb affront, be rude to, denigrate, deride, disparage, display insolence toward, disregard, flout, hector, hold in derision, humiliate, jeer, mock, offend, pique, provoke, raise one's dander, rebuff, ridicule, treat with contemptuousness, treat with discourresy, treat with indignity
See also: affront, aspersion, bait, contumely, defamation, defilement, denigrate, diatribe, disoblige, disparage, disregard, disrespect, flout, harass, hector, humiliate, jeer, mock, pique, provocation, provoke, rebuff, revilement
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Adding insult to injury, though he's had success as a novelist in the past, he's currently stuck on his current effort--a crisis leading to much drinking and depression.
Adding insult to injury, just days after the report was issued, Spellings and voucher advocates in the House and Senate called a press conference to announce they will introduce legislation to establish a nationwide voucher plan to get kids out of "failing" public schools.
Adding insult to injury, abandoned mines have often been used as unregulated landfills for hazardous wastes.
It is adding insult to injury when you have young hired guns of the administration lecturing the public in order to quell the tremendous grass-roots outpouring of objections and the raising of legitimate questions we want answers to.
Adding insult to injury, the article then labels the tone of my remarks on this subject as "anti-Catholic"--a characterization hat I find both deeply offensive and outrageously irresponsible.
Adding insult to injury, Buchloh branded Wallinger in this regard merely a "close second" to Bill Viola--the art world's "Billy Graham," in Wallinger's own, geographically precise estimation.
And adding insult to injury, malicious e-mail circulated that supposedly carded patches, but were actually viruses.
Then, when you add that the mine effluent will be sent into the Groundhog River and through a protected area, I don't know if that's adding insult to injury or injury to injury.
In Dubai, United Arab Emirates, adding insult to injury has taken on a new, horrifying meaning.
Adding insult to injury, the credit starts being phased out at $40,000 and is completely gone at $50,000 of ACI ($80,000 to $100,000 on a joint return).