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

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While in most recent instances, the public has sided with the affronted passenger and the offending airline has issued an apology, that’s not always the case. Mackenzie Schmidt,, "People Explains: When Is It Safe to Stand Up to a Flight Attendant?," 15 Mar. 2018 The affronted Iraqi government, led by Shia Arabs, ordered its forces to retake the city and other disputed lands on October 16th. The Economist, "As Donald Trump blusters, Iran is reshaping the Arab world," 21 Oct. 2017

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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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to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

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