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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 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).
Adding insult to injury, the court settled the conflict at the original value of BRGM's almost 25% shareholding.
Adding insult to injury, Contadina dumps more than 1,000 mg.
Adding insult to injury, insects dining on these crops may even go ahead and assimilate the plant's defense for their own use in detoxifying insecticides --both natural and synthetic.
Adding insult to injury, the 40 mark is also the site of peak call open interest in the October and November series, laying the foundation of options-related resistance.
Adding insult to injury, even though Proposition 89 bars businesses from contributing to ballot campaigns, it requires them to bear the cost of the ``clean money'' system with an increase in the corporate income-tax rate.
TONY BLAIR'S letter to a grieving mother is a classic case of adding insult to injury.