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affrontnoun [C]

uk   us   /əˈfrʌnt/
a ​remark or ​actionintended to ​insult or ​offend someone: He ​regarded the ​comments as an affront to his ​dignity.

affrontverb [T usually passive]

uk   us   /əˈfrʌnt/ formal
to ​insult or ​offend someone: I was most affronted by his ​comments. an affronted ​look/​glance
(Definition of affront from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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affrontnoun [C]

 us   /əˈfrʌnt/
a ​remark or ​actionintended to ​insult or ​upset someone: Such ​statements are an affront to ​people of ​conscience.
(Definition of affront from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “affront”
in Spanish afrenta…
in Vietnamese sự lăng mạ…
in Malaysian penghinaan…
in Thai คำปรามาส…
in French affront…
in German die Beleidigung…
in Chinese (Simplified) 侮辱, 冒犯…
in Turkish gücendiren, kıran, küstüren…
in Russian оскорбление…
in Indonesian penghinaan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 侮辱, 冒犯…
in Polish obraza, afront…
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