affronted

adjective
af·​front·​ed | \ ə-ˈfrən-təd How to pronounce affronted (audio) \

Definition of affronted

: feeling or showing anger or indignation at some offense or insult He sounded deeply/highly affronted. … a lady with gray curls, walking her dog, looked up in affronted surprise at the impertinence of his smile …— Belva Plain The two are civil to each other now, but Sampson felt affronted and doesn't conceal his coolness toward Fitch.— Alexander Wolff

Examples of affronted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An affronted Biden denied this, leading to a sharp exchange. Osita Nwanevu, The New Republic, "Julián Castro Is Not Here to Make Friends," 13 Sep. 2019 Some people seem to actually feel affronted when they are invited to a destination wedding, which would require a substantial financial commitment to attend. Ask Amy, al, "Ask Amy: Family at odds over what to put on mother’s gravestone," 24 Aug. 2019 Some people seem to actually feel affronted when they are invited to a destination wedding, which would require a substantial financial commitment to attend. Amy Dickinson, The Denver Post, "Ask Amy: Mom’s grave is going to need a larger stone," 24 Aug. 2019 Some people seem to actually feel affronted when they are invited to a destination wedding, which would require a substantial financial commitment to attend. Amy Dickinson, Washington Post, "Ask Amy: Mom’s grave is going to need a larger stone," 24 Aug. 2019 Some people seem to actually feel affronted when they are invited to a destination wedding, which would require a substantial financial commitment to attend. Amy Dickinson, BostonGlobe.com, "Mom’s grave is going to need a larger stone," 24 Aug. 2019 Some people seem to actually feel affronted when they are invited to a destination wedding, which would require a substantial financial commitment to attend. Amy Dickinson, The Mercury News, "Ask Amy: Can I stop them from adding these words to her gravestone?," 24 Aug. 2019 Some people seem to actually feel affronted when they are invited to a destination wedding, which would require a substantial financial commitment to attend. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, "Mom’s grave is going to need a larger stone," 24 Aug. 2019 Some people seem to actually feel affronted when they are invited to a destination wedding, which would require a substantial financial commitment to attend. Ask Amy, oregonlive.com, "Ask Amy: Family at odds over what to put on mother’s gravestone," 24 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of affronted

1663, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for affronted

from past participle of affront entry 1

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The first known use of affronted was in 1663

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31 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Affronted.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/affronted. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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