Meaning of “affront” in the English Dictionary

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"affront" in British English

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affrontnoun [ C ]

uk /əˈfrʌnt/ us /əˈfrʌnt/

a remark or action intended to insult or offend someone:

He regarded the comments as an affront to his dignity.

affrontverb [ T usually passive ]

uk /əˈfrʌnt/ 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)

"affront" in American English

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affrontnoun [ C ]

us /əˈfrʌnt/

a remark or action intended 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)