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English definition of “insult”

insult

noun [C]     /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).Insults and abuseTreating people or animals badly
(Definition of insult noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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