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Definition of affront:

  1. An encounter either friendly or hostile.
  2. An offense to one's self- respect; shame.
  3. Contemptuous or rude treatment which excites or justifies resentment; marked disrespect; a purposed indignity; insult.
  4. To face in defiance; to confront; as, to affront death; hence, to meet in hostile encounter.
  5. To front; to face in position; to meet or encounter face to face.
  6. To offend by some manifestation of disrespect; to insult to the face by demeanor or language; to treat with marked incivility.

Synonyms:

offend, insult, miff, add insult to injury, pain, irritate, displease, vilification, huff, abuse, outrage, revilement, wound, provoke, annoy, indignity, diss, give offense to, vex, exasperate, tease, pique, contumely, aggravate, offense.

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