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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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In an interview with The Advocate seven months after the tragedy, Addams discussed how the media added insult to injury.
The fact that relatives have had to pay an extra pounds 100 to use facilities in Cardiff added insult to injury.
That her targets were often innocent people--denied due process--guilty only of trying to take care of our nation's frail elders within a failing system designed and mal-administered by the government itself added insult to injury. The "savings" that were wrung from the Medicare and Medicaid programs during her watch, coupled with stricter and harsher rules, made it impossible to "be in compliance" with what had become a standard of perfection rather than substantial compliance.