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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun affront:

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb affront:

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Synonyms of the noun affront

Equivalent words for the noun affront:

  1. insult (6 letter word for affront)
    • plural: insults
    • related terms: counterinsult, preinsult, reinsult, insultment, insultable, insulter, insultant, insultation, Insultive

Hypernyms of the noun affront

More generic words for the noun affront, that have fewer characters:

  1. anger (5 letter word)
  2. choler (6 letter word)
    • plural: cholers
    • related terms: Choleretic, choleric, cholerine, choleroid
  3. doings (6 letter word)
    • related terms: misdoings, misdoer, doless, doling, doment, doable, doer, door, doty
  4. ire (3 letter word, the shortest hypernym for affront)
    • plural: ires
    • related terms: transire, contraire, eire, eiry, IREN, ireful, ireless, irous
  5. manner (6 letter word)
    • plural: manners
    • related terms: Overmanner, mannerhood, mannerism, mannerist, mannerless, mannersome, mannerable, mannerize, mannerly
  6. squad (5 letter word)
  7. team (4 letter word)

More generic words for the noun affront, that have the same number of characters:

  1. conduct (7 letter word)
    • plural: conducts
    • related terms: self-conduct, superconduct, superconductor, superconduction, superconductive, malconduct, misconduct, preconduct, preconductor, preconduction, reconduct, Reconductor, reconduction, conductible, conductance, conductor, Conductant, conduction, conductive
  2. content (7 letter word)
    • plural: contents
    • related terms: Microcontent, noncontent, non-content, quasi-content, self-content, discontent, malcontent, miscontent, precontent, contentful, contentless, contentment, contentness, contentable, contentious, contention, contentation, contently
  3. message (7 letter word)
    • plural: messages
    • related terms: Metamessage, countermessage, intermessage, messagery
  4. offence (7 letter word)
    • plural: offences
    • related term: self-offence
  5. offense (7 letter word)
    • plural: offenses
    • related terms: self-offense, preoffense, preoffensive, reoffense, offensible, offensive

More generic words for the noun affront, that have more characters:

  1. behavior (8 letter word)
    • plural: behaviors
    • related terms: malbehavior, misbehavior, behavioral, behaviorism, behaviorist, Behaviorwise
  2. behaviour (9 letter word)
    • plural: behaviours
    • related terms: misbehaviour, Misbehavioural, behavioural, behaviourism, behaviourist
  3. discourtesy (11 letter word)
    • plural: discourtesies
  4. evildoing (9 letter word)
    • plural: evildoings
    • related term: evildoer
  5. operation (9 letter word)
  6. substance (9 letter word)
  7. transgression (13 letter word, the longest hypernym for affront)
    • plural: transgressions
    • related terms: nontransgression, nontransgressive, transgressible, transgressor, transgressive

More generic phrases for the noun affront:

  1. military operation (18 characters phrase, one of the longest phrasal hypernyms for affront)
  2. offensive activity (18 characters phrase, one of the longest phrasal hypernyms for affront)
  3. personal manner (15 character phrase)
  4. subject matter (14 character phrase)

Hyponyms of the noun affront

More specific words for the noun affront, that have the same number of characters:

  1. dudgeon (7 letter word)
    • plural: dudgeons
  2. outrage (7 letter word)
    • plural: outrages
    • related terms: nonoutrage, reoutrage, outrager, outrageous

More specific words for the noun affront, that have more characters:

  1. indignity (9 letter word)
    • plural: indignities
    • related terms: indignify, indignance, indignant, indignation, indignly
  2. scandalisation (14 letter word, one of the longest hyponyms for affront)
    • related terms: scandalling, scandalous, scandalise, scandalize, scandalization
  3. scandalization (14 letter word, one of the longest hyponyms for affront)
    • plural: scandalizations
    • related terms: scandalling, scandalous, scandalise, scandalize, scandalisation
  4. skeleton (8 letter word)
    • plural: skeletons
    • related terms: pseudoskeleton, autoskeleton, skeletonian, skeletonic, skeletonless, skeletonlike, skeletony, skeletonise, skeletonize, skeletonization

More specific phrases for the noun affront:

  1. high dudgeon (12 character phrase)
  2. skeleton in the closet (22 character phrase)
  3. skeleton in the cupboard (24 characters phrase, the longest phrasal hyponym for affront)

Synonyms of the verb affront

Equivalent words for the verb affront:

  1. diss (4 letter word, the shortest synonym for affront)
    • inflections: dissed, dissing, disses
    • related terms: dissite, dissent
  2. insult (6 letter word for affront)
    • inflections: insulted, insulting, insults
    • related terms: counterinsult, preinsult, reinsult, insultment, insultable, insulter, insultant, insultation, Insultive

Hypernyms of the verb affront

More generic words for the verb affront, that have fewer characters:

  1. anger (5 letter word)
  2. arouse (6 letter word)
    • inflections: aroused, arousing, arouses
    • related terms: rearouse, rearousal, subarouse, subarousal, arousal, arousable, arouser
  3. be (2 letter word, the shortest hypernym for affront)
    • inflections: was, were, been, being, is
  4. bruise (6 letter word)
    • inflections: bruised, bruising, bruises
    • related terms: debruise, bruiser
  5. crush (5 letter word)
    • inflections: crushed, crushing, crushes
    • related terms: recrush, recrusher, Crushee, crushable, crusher
  6. damage (6 letter word)
    • inflections: damaged, damaging, damages
    • related terms: indamage, Photodamage, predamage, redamage, damager, damageous
  7. elicit (6 letter word)
    • inflections: elicited, eliciting, elicits
    • related terms: elicitable, elicitate, elicitor, elicitation
  8. evoke (5 letter word)
    • inflections: evoked, evoking, evokes
    • related terms: reevoke, re-evoke, evoker
  9. fire (4 letter word)
    • inflections: fired, firing, fires
    • related terms: afire, Autofire, Co-Fire, counterfire, misfire, outfire, Prefire, refire, retrofire, underfire, fire-free, fireless, firelike, fireling, Fireship, fireable, firer, fireman, firemanship, Firewoman, fireward
  10. hurt (4 letter word)
    • inflections: hurt, hurting, hurts
    • related terms: unhurt, unhurtful, Unhurtable, hurtful, hurtless, hurtling, hurtsome, hurty, hurtable, hurter
  11. injure (6 letter word)
    • inflections: injured, injuring, injures
    • related terms: preinjure, preinjury, preinjurious, reinjure, reinjury, injury, injurable, injurer, injurious
  12. kindle (6 letter word)
    • inflections: kindled, kindling, kindles
    • related terms: akindle, inkindle, miskindle, prekindle, rekindle, rekindler, upkindle, kindless, kindly, kindler
  13. offend (6 letter word)
    • inflections: offended, offending, offends
    • related terms: overoffend, preoffend, reoffend, Reoffender, Offendee, offendable, offendible, offender, offendant
  14. raise (5 letter word)
    • inflections: raised, raising, raises
    • related terms: araise, coraise, misraise, outraise, reraise, upraise, upraisal, upraiser, raisine, raisable, raiser
  15. revolt (6 letter word)
    • inflections: revolted, revolting, revolts
    • related term: revolter
  16. sicken (6 letter word)
    • inflections: sickened, sickening, sickens
    • related terms: resicken, sickener
  17. spite (5 letter word)
    • inflections: spited, spiting, spites
    • related terms: despite, despitous, despiteous, respite, spital, spiteful, spiteless, spitous
  18. untune (6 letter word)
    • inflections: untuned, untuning, untunes
    • related term: untunable
  19. upset (5 letter word)
    • inflections: upset, upsetting, upsets
    • related terms: unupset, upsetment, Upsetness
  20. wound (5 letter word)
    • inflections: wounded, wounding, wounds
    • related terms: unwound, unwoundable, inwound, ewound, interwound, overwound, prewound, rewound, underwound, upwound, wound-free, woundless, Woundlike, woundy, woundable, wounder, woundly

More generic words for the verb affront, that have the same number of characters:

  1. disgust (7 letter word)
    • inflections: disgusted, disgusting, disgusts
    • related terms: predisgust, disgustful, disguster
  2. provoke (7 letter word)
    • inflections: provoked, provoking, provokes
    • related terms: unprovoke, unprovokable, misprovoke, overprovoke, preprovoke, reprovoke, provokee, provokable, provoker

More generic words for the verb affront, that have more characters:

  1. comprehend (10 letter word, one of the longest hypernyms for affront)
    • inflections: comprehended, comprehending, comprehends
    • related terms: uncomprehend, miscomprehend, precomprehend, recomprehend, comprehendible, comprehender
  2. discomfit (9 letter word)
    • inflections: discomfited, discomfiting, discomfits
    • related terms: discomfiture, discomfiter
  3. discompose (10 letter word, one of the longest hypernyms for affront)
    • inflections: discomposed, discomposing, discomposes
    • related term: discomposure
  4. disconcert (10 letter word, one of the longest hypernyms for affront)
    • inflections: disconcerted, disconcerting, disconcerts
    • related terms: disconcertment, disconcertion
  5. disrespect (10 letter word, one of the longest hypernyms for affront)
    • inflections: disrespected, disrespecting, disrespects
    • related terms: disrespectful, disrespectable, disrespecter, disrespective
  6. enkindle (8 letter word)
    • inflections: enkindled, enkindling, enkindles
    • related terms: re-enkindle, enkindler
  7. indispose (9 letter word)
    • inflections: indisposed, indisposing, indisposes
    • related terms: preindispose, preindisposition, Indisposable, indisposition
  8. nauseate (8 letter word)
    • inflections: nauseated, nauseating, nauseates
    • related terms: Nauseatic, nauseation
  9. perceive (8 letter word)
    • inflections: perceived, perceiving, perceives
    • related terms: misperceive, preperceive, reperceive, perceivable, perceivance, perceiver

More generic phrases for the verb affront:

  1. cause to be perceived (21 characters phrase, the longest phrasal hypernym for affront)
  2. churn up (8 character phrase)
  3. hit a nerve (11 character phrase)
  4. touch a nerve (13 character phrase)

Related words for the term affront, that have fewer characters:

  1. barb (4 letter word)
    • inflections: barbed, barbing, barbs
    • related terms: unbarb, barbal, barbarian, barbery, barbette, barbless, barblet, barbate, barber
  2. beard (5 letter word)
    • inflections: bearded, bearding, beards
    • related terms: Debeard, unbeard, beardless, beardlike, Beardling, beardy, bearder
  3. brave (5 letter word)
    • inflections: braved, braving, braves
    • related terms: unbrave, outbrave, overbrave, overbravery, bravery, braveness, bravure, braver, bravely
  4. brazen (6 letter word)
    • inflections: brazened, brazening, brazens
    • related terms: unbrazen, unbrazenness, unbrazenly, outbrazen, brazenness, brazenly
  5. breast (6 letter word)
    • inflections: breasted, breasting, breasts
    • related terms: abreast, unbreast, forebreast, breastful, breastless, Breastlike, Breasty, breaster, breastwise
  6. cut (3 letter word)
    • inflections: cut, cutting, cuts
    • related terms: uncut, incut, intercut, miscut, outcut, overcut, precut, recut, undercut, upcut, cutify, cutlet, cutling, cuter, cutization
  7. dare (4 letter word)
    • inflections: dared, daring, dares, durst
    • related terms: outdare, overdare, redare, dareful, darer
  8. defy (4 letter word)
    • inflections: defied, defying, defies
    • related terms: predefy, predefiance, redefy, redefiance, defial, defiling, defiable, defiance, defier, defiant
  9. dig (3 letter word)
    • inflections: dug, dugging, dugs
    • related terms: undig, redig, underdig, Digable
  10. dump (4 letter word)
    • inflections: dumped, dumping, dumps
    • related terms: dumpage, Dumpee, dumpish, dumpling, dumpy, dumpty
  11. face (4 letter word)
    • inflections: faced, facing, faces
    • related terms: aface, deface, defacer, unface, inface, Counterface, foreface, interface, interfacial, interfacer, Interfaction, outface, overface, postface, preface, prefacial, prefacist, prefacer, reface, refaction, subface, surface, surfacy, surfacer, underface, underfaction, facette, Faceful, facial, faceless, Facelike, faceable, facer, Facety, faceman, facewise
  12. flout (5 letter word)
    • inflections: flouted, flouting, flouts
    • related term: flouter
  13. front (5 letter word)
    • inflections: fronted, fronting, fronts
    • related terms: afront, confront, confrontal, confrontment, confronter, confrontation, Confrontative, forefront, outfront, refront, upfront, frontage, frontal, frontless, frontlet, Frontness, fronture, frontate, fronter, Frontman, Frontwoman, frontward, frontwise
  14. gibe (4 letter word)
    • inflections: gibed, gibing, gibes
    • related terms: gibelike, giber
  15. grieve (6 letter word)
    • inflections: grieved, grieving, grieves
    • related terms: ungrieve, overgrieve, overgrievous, undergrieve, grievable, grievance, griever, grievous, grievant
  16. injury (6 letter word)
    • related terms: preinjury, preinjurious, reinjury, injurious
  17. jeer (4 letter word)
    • inflections: jeered, jeering, jeers
    • related terms: jeery, jeerer
  18. meet (4 letter word)
    • inflections: met, meeting, meets
    • related terms: unmeet, unmeetness, unmeetable, unmeetly, countermeet, intermeet, mismeet, remeet, meeten, meetness, meetable, meeter, meetly
  19. mock (4 letter word)
    • inflections: mocked, mocking, mocks
    • related terms: malmock, remock, mockage, mockery, mockful, mockish, mockable, mocker
  20. scoff (5 letter word)
    • inflections: scoffed, scoffing, scoffs
    • related terms: counterscoff, scoffery, scoffer
  21. slap (4 letter word)
    • inflections: slapped, slapping, slaps
  22. slight (6 letter word)
    • inflections: slighted, slighting, slights
    • related terms: translight, overslight, slighten, slightish, slightness, slighty, slighter, slightly
  23. stem (4 letter word)
    • inflections: stemmed, stemming, stems
    • related terms: Destem, forestem, restem, Substem, understem, upstem, stemless, stemlet, stemlike, Stemness, stemware
  24. sting (5 letter word)
    • inflections: stung, stinging, stings
    • related terms: unsting, costing, contrasting, foresting, outsting, resting, stingless, stingy, stinger
  25. taunt (5 letter word)
    • inflections: taunted, taunting, taunts
    • related terms: ataunt, taunter
  26. Flouts (6 letter word)
    • related term: flouter

Related words for the term affront, that have the same number of characters:

  1. despite (7 letter word)
    • inflections: despited, despiting, despites
    • related terms: despitous, despiteous
  2. jeering (7 letter word)
    • related terms: unjeering, jeery, jeerer
  3. mockery (7 letter word)
  4. outdare (7 letter word)
    • inflections: outdared, outdaring, outdares
  5. Asteism (7 letter word)
  6. Flouted (7 letter word)
    • related terms: unflouted, flouter
  7. Insults (7 letter word)
    • related terms: insultment, insultable, insulter, insultant, insultation, Insultive
  8. Putdown (7 letter word)

Related words for the term affront, that have more characters:

  1. aggrieve (8 letter word)
    • inflections: aggrieved, aggrieving, aggrieves
    • related terms: aggrievance, Aggriever
  2. aspersion (9 letter word)
    • related terms: asperser, aspersor, aspersive
  3. atrocity (8 letter word)
    • related term: atrocious
  4. brickbat (8 letter word)
  5. challenge (9 letter word)
    • inflections: challenged, challenging, challenges
    • related terms: counterchallenge, mischallenge, prechallenge, rechallenge, challengee, challengable, challenger
  6. confront (8 letter word)
    • inflections: confronted, confronting, confronts
    • related terms: reconfront, reconfrontation, confrontal, confrontment, confronter, confrontation, Confrontative
  7. contempt (8 letter word)
    • related terms: contemptful, contemptuous, contemptible
  8. contumely (9 letter word)
  9. criticize (9 letter word)
    • inflections: criticized, criticizing, criticizes
    • related terms: overcriticize, overcritical, overcriticism, precriticize, precritical, precriticism, recriticize, critical, criticism, criticist, criticship, criticise, Criticization
  10. defamation (10 letter word)
    • related terms: defamy, defamer, defamous
  11. dishonor (8 letter word)
    • inflections: dishonored, dishonoring, dishonors
    • related terms: dishonorable, dishonorer
  12. disoblige (9 letter word)
    • inflections: disobliged, disobliging, disobliges
    • related terms: disobliger, disobligation
  13. dispraise (9 letter word)
    • inflections: dispraised, dispraising, dispraises
    • related term: dispraiser
  14. encounter (9 letter word)
    • inflections: encountered, encountering, encounters
    • related terms: preencounter, pre-encounter, reencounter, re-encounter
  15. enormity (8 letter word)
    • related terms: enormous, enormious
  16. envisage (8 letter word)
    • inflections: envisaged, envisaging, envisages
    • related term: Envisagable
  17. flouting (8 letter word)
    • related term: flouter
  18. humiliate (9 letter word)
    • inflections: humiliated, humiliating, humiliates
    • related terms: prehumiliate, prehumiliation, rehumiliate, rehumiliation, humiliant, humiliation, humility, humiliative
  19. humiliation (11 letter word)
    • related terms: prehumiliation, prehumiliate, rehumiliation, rehumiliate, humiliate, humiliant, humility, humiliative
  20. provocation (11 letter word)
    • related terms: overprovocation, preprovocation, reprovocation, provocant, provocative
  21. scurrility (10 letter word)
    • related terms: scurrilist, scurrilous, scurrilize
  22. Dickweed (8 letter word)
  23. Insulted (8 letter word)
    • related terms: uninsulted, uninsultable, insultment, insultable, insulter, insultant, insultation, Insultive
  24. Insulting (9 letter word)
    • related terms: uninsulting, uninsultable, insultment, insultable, insulter, insultant, insultation, Insultive
  25. Offended (8 letter word)
    • related terms: unoffended, unoffendable, unoffender, Reoffended, Offendee, offendable, offendible, offender, offendant
  26. Putdowns (8 letter word)
  27. reaffront (9 letter word)
  28. affrontee (9 letter word)
  29. Affrontery (10 letter word)
  30. affrontment (11 letter word)
    • related terms: affrontee, Affrontery, affronty, affronter, affrontive
  31. affronty (8 letter word)
  32. affronter (9 letter word)
    • related terms: affrontee, Affrontery, affrontment, affronty, affrontive
  33. affrontive (10 letter word)
    • related terms: affrontee, Affrontery, affrontment, affronty, affronter

Related phrases for the term affront, that have the same number of characters:

  1. dump on (7 character phrase)
  2. face up (7 character phrase)
  3. gibe at (7 character phrase)
  4. jeer at (7 character phrase)
  5. jibe at (7 character phrase)
  6. red rag (7 character phrase)

Related phrases for the term affront, that have more characters:

  1. bell the cat (12 character phrase)
  2. bid defiance (12 character phrase)
  3. bite the bullet (15 character phrase)
  4. brazen out (10 character phrase)
  5. bring before (12 character phrase)
  6. bring forward (13 character phrase)
  7. bring up (8 character phrase)
  8. call names (10 character phrase)
  9. call out (8 character phrase)
  10. casus belli (11 character phrase)
  11. confront with (13 character phrase)
  12. face out (8 character phrase)
  13. face the music (14 character phrase)
  14. face up to (10 character phrase)
  15. face with (9 character phrase)
  16. fleer at (8 character phrase)
  17. give offense (12 character phrase)
  18. give offense to (15 character phrase)
  19. give umbrage (12 character phrase)
  20. hurl a brickbat (15 character phrase)
  21. hurt the feelings (17 character phrase)
  22. lay before (10 character phrase)
  23. meet boldly (11 character phrase)
  24. meet head-on (12 character phrase)
  25. meet squarely (13 character phrase)
  26. place before (12 character phrase)
  27. present to (10 character phrase)
  28. put down (8 character phrase)
  29. put it to (9 character phrase)
  30. raw nerve (9 character phrase)
  31. run the gauntlet (16 character phrase)
  32. scoff at (8 character phrase)
  33. scream defiance (15 character phrase)
  34. set at defiance (15 character phrase)
  35. set before (10 character phrase)
  36. show fight (10 character phrase)
  37. sore point (10 character phrase)
  38. sore spot (9 character phrase)
  39. speak out (9 character phrase)
  40. speak up (8 character phrase)
  41. stand up to (11 character phrase)
  42. stare down (10 character phrase)
  43. tender spot (11 character phrase)
  44. treat with indignity (20 character phrase)
  45. uncomplimentary remark (22 character phrase)
  46. Back-handed compliment (22 character phrase)
  47. Backhanded complement (21 character phrase)
  48. Backhanded compliments (22 character phrase)
  49. Comeback (return insult) (24 character phrase)
  50. Left handed compliment (22 character phrase)
  51. Poopy Pants (11 character phrase)
  52. Put downs (9 character phrase)

Other related terms for the term affront:

  1. double-dare (11 character term)
  2. put-down (8 character term)

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