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

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