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insult

noun [C] uk   /ˈɪn.sʌlt/ us  
B2 an offensive remark or action: She made several insults about my appearance. The steelworkers' leader rejected the two percent pay-rise saying it was an insult to the profession. The instructions are so easy they are an insult to your intelligence (= they seem to suggest you are not clever if you need to use them).

insult

verb [T] uk   /ɪnˈsʌlt/ us  
B2 to say or do something to someone that is rude or offensive: First he drank all my wine and then he insulted all my friends.
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