Complete Definition of "affront"

see|Affront
English

Etymology
Middle English afrounten< Old French afrounter

Pronunciation
:*Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ʌnt|-ʌnt

Verb
en-verb

  1. To insult intentionally, especially openly. See Synonyms at offend.
  2. To meet defiantly; confront.
  3. Obsolete. To meet or encounter face to face.

Translations

Nahuatl: pinauia

Noun
en-noun

  1. An open or intentional offense, slight, or insult: Such behavior is an affront to society.
  2. Obsolete. A hostile encounter or meeting.

French

Etymology
from Old French

Pronunciation
w:IPA|IPA: /a.fʁɔ̃/
w:SAMPA|SAMPA: /a.fRO~/

Noun
affront /a.fʁɔ̃/ m

  1. affront, insult, snub.

Derived terms
afront

Category:French derivations

ar:affront
de:affront
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fa:affront
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ru:affront
te:affront
vi:affront

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