Synonyms for affront

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : uh-fruhnt
Phonetic Transcription : əˈfrʌnt

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Définition of affront

Origin :
  • early 14c., from Old French afronter "to face, confront, to slap in the face" (13c.), from Late Latin affrontare "to strike against," from Latin ad frontem "to the face," from frons (genitive frontis) "forehead" (see front (n.)). Related: Affronted; affronting.
  • noun an insult
  • verb insult or involve in entanglement
Example sentences :
  • It would be an affront to your own judgment, if you did not: For do you not ask my advice?
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • I knocked him down, telling him that it was he that was the savage to affront a lady.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • Your coming here is an affront, an impertinence, an audacity.
  • Extract from : « Little Dorrit » by Charles Dickens
  • If he did not kiss the lilac he was sure to suffer an affront.
  • Extract from : « His Masterpiece » by Emile Zola
  • The young lady would not affront him by refusing to take some syrup.
  • Extract from : « Doctor Pascal » by Emile Zola
  • That he should fall was incredible, and that any man should say he had fallen was an affront and an outrage.
  • Extract from : « The Scapegoat » by Hall Caine
  • "Let one affront wipe out the other," said he, in a dull voice.
  • Extract from : « Scaramouche » by Rafael Sabatini
  • It was a matter that had puzzled him, as it had puzzled all who had witnessed the affront that led to the encounter.
  • Extract from : « The Lion's Skin » by Rafael Sabatini
  • Upon this goodly foundation he reared his mountain of affront.
  • Extract from : « Love and Lucy » by Maurice Henry Hewlett
  • I won't put such an affront on the poor dear who thought—yet there!
  • Extract from : « The Paliser case » by Edgar Saltus

Antonyms for affront

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