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Definition of the noun affront
What does affront mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: affronts
- a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect
- lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
- synonym of affront: insult
- more generic terms: discourtesy / offence / offense / offensive activity = a lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others
- more specific words:
Alternative definition of the noun affront
- An open or intentional offense, slight, or insult.
- [obsolete] A hostile encounter or meeting.
Definition of the noun affront for high school students
- an insult
- example: Bernardo was very touchy, and took any slight as an affront to his honor.
The noun affront is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.
Definition of the verb affront
What does affront mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: affronted | affronting | affronts
- treat, mention, or speak to rudely
- example: The performance is likely to affront Sue
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Cause] [Verb] The clown amused [Cause] [Verb] [Experiencer] The clown amused the children [Cause] [Verb] [Experiencer] [Adjective] That movie bored me silly [Cause] [Verb] [Experiencer] with [Oblique] The clown amused the children with his antics [Cause, genitive]'s [Oblique] [Verb] [Experiencer] The clown's antics amused the children [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Adverb] Little children amuse easily
Verbs of Psychological State (with the same syntax): abash, affect, afflict, aggravate, aggrieve, agitate, agonize, alarm, alienate, amaze, amuse, anger, annoy, antagonize, appall, appease, arouse, assuage, astonish, astound, awe, baffle, befuddle, beguile, bewilder, bewitch, boggle, bore, bother, bug, calm, captivate, chagrin, charm, cheer, chill, comfort, concern, confound, confuse, console, content, convince, cow, crush, cut, daunt, daze, dazzle, deject, delight, demolish, demoralize, depress, devastate, disappoint, disarm, discombobulate, discomfit, discompose, disconcert, discourage, disgrace, disgruntle, disgust, dishearten, disillusion, dismay, dispirit, displease, disquiet, dissatisfy, distract, distress, disturb, divert, dumbfound, elate, electrify, embarrass, embolden, enchant, encourage, enervate, engage, engross, enlighten, enliven, enrage, enrapture, entertain, enthrall, enthuse, entice, entrance, exasperate, excite, exhaust, exhilarate, fascinate, fatigue, faze, flabbergast, flatter, floor, fluster, frighten, frustrate, gall, galvanize, gladden, gratify, grieve, harass, harm, haunt, hearten, horrify, humble, humiliate, hurt, hypnotize, impair, impress, incense, inflame, infuriate, inspire, insult, interest, intimidate, intoxicate, intrigue, invigorate, irk, irritate, jade, jar, jollify, jolt, lull, madden, menace, mesmerize, miff, molest, mollify, mortify, move, muddle, mystify, nauseate, nettle, numb, obsess, occupy, offend, outrage, overawe, overwhelm, pacify, pain, peeve, perplex, perturb, pester, pique, placate, plague, please, preoccupy, provoke, puzzle, quench, rankle, ravish, reassure, recharge, refresh, rejuvenate, relax, relieve, repel, repulse, revitalize, revolt, rile, roil, ruffle, sadden, satiate, satisfy, scandalize, scare, shake, shame, shock, sicken, sober, solace, soothe, spellbind, spook, stagger, startle, stimulate, sting, stir, strike, stump, stun, stupefy, surprise, tantalize, taunt, tease, tempt, terrify, terrorize, threaten, thrill, throw, tickle, tire, titillate, torment, torture, touch, transfix, transport, trouble, try, unnerve, unsettle, uplift, upset, vex, weary, worry, wound, wow.
- lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
- synonyms of affront: diss / insult
- more generic words: bruise / hurt / injure / offend / spite / wound = hurt the feelings of
Alternative definition of the verb affront
- To insult intentionally, especially openly.
- To meet defiantly; to confront.
- [obsolete] To meet or encounter face to face.
The Affront are a species found in the science fiction novel Excession by Iain M. Banks. Originally named after their homeworld, Issorile, their current name was given to them by another Involved species - the Padressahl - after they ate the members of a Padressahl trade mission to Issorile. They embraced their given name, proud of their exuberant sadism. Among their technological "achievements" is the genetic engineering of their females to make sex painful for them.
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Affront
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Word Nerd (2007)
More Than 18,000 Fascinating Facts about Words by Barbara Ann Kipfer
an affront is a deliberate insult while effrontery is insolence affrontee is an insulted person; affron- tive is insulting an afghan is a knitted quilt, first made on the Indian continent aficionado means “amateur” in Spanish, coming from Latin aficion, ...
by George Crabb
a transgression is against the will of God or the laws of men ; the misdemeanour is more particularly against the established order of society ; a misdeed is an offence against the Divine Law ; an affront is an offence against good manners.
drawn from the best writers by George Crabb
transgression is against the will of God or the laws of men ; the misdemeanour is more particularly against the established order of society ; the misdeed is an offence against the Divine Law ; the affront is an offence against good manners.
English Synonyms Explained (1893)
In Alphabetical Order, with Copius Illustrations and Examples Drawn from the Best Writers by George Crabb
laws of men; the misdemeanour is more partia misdeed is an offence against the Divine Law; an affront is an offence against good manners. Slight provocations and frivolous offences are the most frequent causes of disquiet.-BLAIR. Forgive ...
History, Language, Literature, Biography, Geography, Travel, Art, Government Politics, Industry, Invention, Commerce, Science, Education, Natural History, Statistics and Miscellany by Henry Woldmar Ruoff
Insult, Outrage, An affront is a mark of reproach shown in the presence of others; it piques and mortifies: an insult is an attack made with insolence; it irritates and provokes: an outrage combines all that is offensive; it wounds and injures. Afraid ...
Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference
* AFFRONT. n. /. [from the verb affront.] 1. Insult offered to the face; contemptuous or, ...
An universal etymological English dictionary ... Twentieth edition, with considerable improvements (1763)
by Nathan Bailey
AFFRONT', Abuse, injury. Wrong. F. To AFFRONT' [affianrzu F. q . d, ...
by Samuel Johnson, John Walker
as 'twere by accident, may here Affront ...
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Usage statistics about affront
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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun affront:
Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb affront:
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Scrabble value of A1F4F4R1O1N1T1
The value of this 7-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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