Meaning of “insult” in the English Dictionary

"insult" in British English

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insultnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈɪn.sʌlt/ us /ˈɪn.sʌlt/

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).

insultverb [ T ]

uk /ɪnˈsʌlt/ us /ɪnˈsʌlt/

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.

(Definition of “insult” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"insult" in American English

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insultverb [ T ]

us /ɪnˈsʌlt/

to act in a way or say something that is offensive or rude to someone:

Don’t insult me just because I can’t dance.
adjective us /ɪnˈsʌl·tɪŋ/

an insulting remark

insultnoun [ C ]

us /ˈɪn·sʌlt/

an offensive remark or action:

Offering me so little money was an insult.

(Definition of “insult” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)