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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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Why, thou wilt make it well-nigh impossible through not being a knight nor having any desire to be one, nor possessing the courage nor the will to avenge insults or defend thy lordship; for thou must know that in newly conquered kingdoms and provinces the minds of the inhabitants are never so quiet nor so well disposed to the new lord that there is no fear of their making some move to change matters once more, and try, as they say, what chance may do for them; so it is essential that the new possessor should have good sense to enable him to govern, and valour to attack and defend himself, whatever may befall him.
The first time lawmaker however promised to "square it out" with Babu if he continues to insult Uhuru and the presidency.
It is about an insult being blown out of all proportion, resulting in a Lebanese Christian and a Palestinian refugee battling it out in court.
After the suits were filed in October, Justice Minister Ang Vong Vathana filed a motion to the court asking it to take 'urgent action' and mete out a 'strict' punishment over the 'serious insult to our majesty the King'.
19 (ANI): Haryana Minister Anil Vij raked up a controversy saying that 'Sabarmati ke Sant' song is an insult to freedom fighters.
The absence in Tunisian law of a definition of what constitutes an insult under the article allows authorities to interpret it broadly and to criminalise legitimate expression.
The definition of a secondary ICP insult was ICP of 20 mm Hg or greater for 5 minutes or more within a continuous 10-minute period.
Fars called the picture "an excuse to insult religious sanctity," while accusing her of questioning Islamic principles for years.
RIYADH, March 8 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah on Tuesday reaffirmed Kuwait's total rejection of any insult to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
In many cases, she shows that the insult can only be explained by the context in which a character utters it, while in others, a word or phrase has lost its pejorative sense since Shakespeare's time.
She does not just insult UAE women only but also our leaders and men and UAE laws.
He would not be allowed to insult Bavuma on his skin colour, nor should he be allowed to insult him on his size.