adjective af·fron·té \¦a-ˌfrən-¦tā; ə-ˈfrən-tē, a-\
variants: or


\¦a-ˌfrən-¦tā; ə-ˈfrən-tē, a-\

Definition of affronté

  1. 1 less commonly affronty \ə-ˈfrən-tē, a-\ of two heraldic figures :  facing each other — compare combatant, respectant

  2. 2 of a heraldic figure :  facing to the front :  full-faced :  gardant

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Origin and Etymology of affronté

borrowed from French affronté, from past participle of affronter “to confront, 1affront

First Known Use: 1718

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to criticize severely

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