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insult

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of insult

  1. an act or expression showing scorn and usually intended to hurt another's feelings <panelists on that political talk show simply exchange insults, not ideas> Synonyms affront, barb, brickbat, cut, dart, dig, dis (also diss) [slang], epithet, gird, indignity, name, offense (or offence), outrage, personality, poke, put-down, sarcasm, slap, slight, slur Related Words catcall, gibe (or jibe), jeer, mock, quip, sneer, taunt; abuse, invective, vituperation; disapproval, opprobrium; disgrace, dishonor, shame; attack, criticism, knock, slam, swipe; torment, torture Near Antonyms accolade, commendation, compliment; acclaim, applause, praise; adulation, flattery




insult

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of insult

  1. to cause hurt feelings or deep resentment in <insulted their hosts by casually remarking about the outdated look of their home> Synonyms affront, dis (also diss) [slang], disrespect, offend, outrage, slap, slight, wound Related Words cut, snub; displease, distress, disturb, hurt, miff, pain, trouble, upset; jeer, mock, ridicule, sneer (at), taunt; defame, disparage, libel, malign, revile, slander, slur, smear; oppress, persecute, torment, torture Near Antonyms acclaim, applaud, approve, hail; commend, compliment, eulogize, praise; adulate, flatter, sweet-talk; exalt, glorify, honor; delight, gratify, please, satisfy




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