insult someone's intelligence

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of insult someone's intelligence

: to treat someone as though he or she is stupid
  • You're saying those photos are real? Don't insult my intelligence.

Word by Word Definitions

insult play
  1. : to behave with pride or arrogance : vaunt

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

  1. : a gross indignity

  2. : injury to the body or one of its parts

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

intelligence play
  1. : the ability to learn or understand or to deal with new or trying situations : reason

  2. : the ability to apply knowledge to manipulate one's environment or to think abstractly as measured by objective criteria (such as tests)

  3. : the basic eternal quality of divine Mind


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