- An open or intentional offense, slight, or insult: Such behavior is an affront to society.
- Obsolete. A hostile encounter or meeting.
Etymology: Middle English afrounten< Old French afrounter
- To insult intentionally, especially openly. See Synonyms at offend.
- To meet defiantly; confront.
- Obsolete. To meet or encounter face to face.
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