insultation

noun
in·​sul·​ta·​tion | \ ˌinˌsəlˈtāshən\
plural -s

Definition of insultation

1 archaic : an act of insulting : contemptuous or insolent treatment : scornful exultation
2 obsolete : attack, onset

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for insultation

Middle French, from Latin insultation-, insultatio, from insultatus (past participle of insultare to insult) + -ion-, -io -ion

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on insultation

What made you want to look up insultation? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

authorized for issue (as a bond)

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!