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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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It is at when thou shalt see rabble of this sort offering us insult thou art not to wait till I draw sword against them, for I shall not do so at all; but do thou draw sword and chastise them to thy heart's content, and if any knights come to their aid and defence I will take care to defend thee and assail them with all my might; and thou hast already seen by a thousand signs and proofs what the might of this strong arm of mine is equal to"- so uplifted had the poor gentleman become through the victory over the stout Biscayan.
Speaking to the Star yesterday, Jaguar accused Babu of hurling insults at President Uhuru Kenyatta and Interior CS Fred Matiang'i and hiding in Parliament to escape arrest.
JOSE Mourinho admits he has 'contempt' for Chelsea coach Antonio Conte after he hurled a string of insults at the United manager.
In the presence of Israeli soldiers and police, settlers used a loudspeaker to hurl insults at .
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But the country's justice minister, Paiboon Koomchaya, later said about anyone who insults the monarch: "There is no better way to punish these people than to socially sanction them.
She said: "He's degraded the heavyweight championship with insults to the gay community, his insults to the trans community, his insults to human life.
Addressing the deputies, Bozday- said: "I don't think you could read these [alleged insults against Erdoy-an] without blushing [due to embarrassment].
I am unable to read the shameful insults made against our president.
Quoting--indeed inventing--Shakespearean insults is a profitable business and a form of popular entertainment, says Vienne-Guerren, but she hopes to move them into the scholarly realm by delving below the surface to analyze why and how words become insults in Shakespeare's world.
Al Sharif told 7DAYS that he had been contacted about the "barrage of insults against Emirati women".
No sooner had Chris Gayle brought shame on the game with his unprofessional sexist comments, than our new golden boy, Ben Stokes, allegedly directs foul mouthed insults at Temba Bavuma.