Thesaurus

affront

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of affront

(Entry 1 of 2)

an act or expression showing scorn and usually intended to hurt another's feelings
  • took it as an affront that she wasn't invited to say a few words at the ribbon-cutting ceremony

Synonyms for affront

Words Related to affront

Near Antonyms for affront

affront

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of affront (Entry 2 of 2)

to cause hurt feelings or deep resentment in
  • did not mean to affront you when I told you I didn't need your help

Synonyms for affront

Words Related to affront

Near Antonyms for affront

See the Dictionary Definition 

Choose the Right Synonym for affront

Verb

offend, outrage, affront, insult mean to cause hurt feelings or deep resentment. offend need not imply an intentional hurting but it may indicate merely a violation of the victim's sense of what is proper or fitting. hoped that my remarks had not offended her outrage implies offending beyond endurance and calling forth extreme feelings. outraged by their accusations affront implies treating with deliberate rudeness or contemptuous indifference to courtesy. deeply affronted by his callousness insult suggests deliberately causing humiliation, hurt pride, or shame. insulted every guest at the party

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about affront

Time Traveler for affront

Time Traveler

The first known use of affront was in the 14th century

See more words from the same century

Listen to Our Podcast about affront

Cite this Entry

“Affront.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/affront. Accessed 27 January 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on affront

Dictionary: Definition of affront

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with affront

Spanish Central: Translation of affront

Nglish: Translation of affront for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of affront for Arabic Speakers

Comments on affront

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

WORD OF THE DAY

one that suddenly gains wealth or power

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Intact Latin Quiz

  • roman tablet
  • What did focus mean in Latin?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

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!