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Word: affront

Definition: insult; offense; intentional act of disrespect; V: insult or hurt the feelings of intentionally


Sentences Containing 'affront'

As early as 1922 Baxter had called it “an insult and an affront to American citizens” and said “I believe Maine people prefer the light of day to deeds of darkness”.
At the time it was published in 1869, this essay was an affront to European conventional norms for the status of men and women.
But I felt it quite an affront to be supposed proud, and said I only wanted to be asked.
Could he expect to be noticed again by the regiment, after such an affront to Colonel Forster?
For that matter, the school's director will be required to report annually to a board appointed by Munk 'to discuss the programs, activities and initiatives of the School in greater detail.'" University president David Naylor rejected personal attacks on donors as "a deplorable affront to the values of rational and respectful discourse that are supposed to characterize a university" and stated "I later served on the board of the University Health Network, in the years when Dr. Munk made two gifts exceeding $40 million to support the cardiovascular program at that hospital. There was not a single instance where Peter Munk interfered with the educational, research or clinical priorities of the institution."
It is seen as an affront to native sensibilities; (the modern-day Dakota word for "Great Spirit" is, for instance, Waḳaŋ Taŋka).
Reporters Without Borders called the verdict an "affront to media freedom".
We'll take these fellows to the tavern and affront them with t'other couple, and I reckon we'll find out SOMETHING before we get through."

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