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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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To offend someone by saying or doing something they think is rude

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Used as a verb, listen here, it means: To offend someone by saying or doing something they think is rude. Used as a noun, listen here, it means: a remark or action that is offensive or deliberately rude.

Usage examples (38)
  • Never insult an alligator until after you have crossed the river.
  • Turning his back on me was a deliberate insult
  • No, the insult is a bit more subtle and a bit more direct.
  • Two people compliment Palin, one person insults her, and the insult is the headline. for more
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