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 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 The cover so affronted President Jimmy Carter that the White House ordered Mr. Barnes, who had been indicted again only weeks before, to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Sam Roberts, New York Times, "Nicky Barnes, ‘Mr. Untouchable’ of Heroin Dealers, Is Dead at 78," 8 June 2019 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

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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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“Affronted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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