Insult

Definition of Insult

In`sult´
n.1.
1.The act of leaping on; onset; attack.
2.Gross abuse offered to another, either by word or act; an act or speech of insolence or contempt; a deprecatory remark; an affront; an indignity.
The ruthless sneer that insult adds to grief.
- Savage.
3.(Med., Biology) An injury to an organism; trauma; as, to produce an experimental insult to investigate healing processes.
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Insulted; p. pr. & vb. n. Insulting.]
1.To leap or trample upon; to make a sudden onset upon.
2.To treat with abuse, insolence, indignity, or contempt, by word or action; to abuse; as, to call a man a coward or a liar, or to sneer at him, is to insult him.
v. i.1.To leap or jump.
Give me thy knife, I will insult on him.
- Shak.
Like the frogs in the apologue, insulting upon their wooden king.
- Jer. Taylor.
2.To behave with insolence; to exult.
The lion being dead, even hares insult.
- Daniel.
An unwillingness to insult over their helpless fatuity.
- Landor.

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