noun in·sul·ta·tion \ˌinˌsəlˈtāshən\

Definition of insultation



  1. 1 archaic :  an act of insulting :  contemptuous or insolent treatment :  scornful exultation

  2. 2 obsolete :  attack, onset

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Origin and Etymology of insultation

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

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