add insult to injury

Definition of add insult to injury

  1. :  to do or say something that makes a bad situation even worse for someone People were forced to work longer hours, and to add insult to injury, the company decided not to give pay raises.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to join or unite so as to bring about an increase or improvement

    :  to say further :  append

    :  to combine (numbers) into an equivalent simple quantity or number

  1. :  to behave with pride or arrogance :  vaunt

    :  to treat with insolence, indignity, or contempt :  affront

    :  to affect offensively or damagingly

  1. :  a gross indignity

    :  injury to the body or one of its parts

    :  something that causes or has a potential for causing such insult

  1. :  an act that damages or hurts :  wrong

    :  violation of another's rights for which the law allows an action to recover damages

    :  hurt, damage, or loss sustained

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