Synonyms for affronting

Grammar : Verb
Spell : uh-fruhnt
Phonetic Transcription : əˈfrʌnt

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Définition of affronting

Origin :
  • 1590s, from affront (v.).
  • verb insult or involve in entanglement
Example sentences :
  • “Allah preserve us from affronting him,” whispered the caliph.
  • Extract from : « The Pacha of Many Tales » by Frederick Marryat
  • I could not, were my very life at stake, think of affronting them by not doffing my hat.
  • Extract from : « The Disowned, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • And turned off for pinching the duenna, or affronting my lady's waiting-woman?
  • Extract from : « The Abbot » by Sir Walter Scott
  • As if he felt himself full to the throat with affronting sentiments.
  • Extract from : « Our Mutual Friend » by Charles Dickens
  • Somehow the old unbridled passions rose up within me and I succeeded in affronting Edmée with my fierce speech.
  • Extract from : « The World's Greatest Books, Vol VII » by Various
  • She amazed him, sitting there in the purple stockings and the affronting gown, and he admired.
  • Extract from : « The Pretty Lady » by Arnold E. Bennett
  • But in his eagerness to secure the alliance of Florence, he committed the fatal mistake of affronting the Venetians.
  • Extract from : « Beatrice d'Este, Duchess of Milan, 1475-1497 » by Julia Mary Cartwright
  • Mrs Moodie tried every means of affronting her, but long without success.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 71, No. 437, March 1852 » by Various
  • He paused for a moment to look out; his heart beat uncomfortably, as though he were affronting some unknown danger.
  • Extract from : « Crome Yellow » by Aldous Huxley
  • And now by affronting of both the Armies, the plots and labours of many moneths, were reduced to the hazard of a few houres.
  • Extract from : « The Lives of the III Normans, Kings of England: William the First, William the Second, Henrie the First » by John Hayward

Antonyms for affronting

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