Definition of insult :
1. Gross abuse offered to another, either by word or act; an act or speech of insolence or contempt; an affront; an indignity.
2. The act of leaping on; onset; attack.
3. To behave with insolence; to exult.
4. To leap or jump.
5. To leap or trample upon; to make a sudden onset upon.
6. To treat with abuse, insolence, indignity, or contempt, by word or action; to abuse; as, to call a man a coward or a liar, or to sneer at him, is to insult him.
contumely, abuse, diss, outrage, slight, dig, offend, opprobrium, affront, slap in the face, huff, name-calling, malignment, put-down, aggravate, provoke, insolence, displease, vilification, scurrility, misuse, offense, respect, curse, ill-treatment, twit, snub, impudence, incivility, vex, blasphemy, revilement, miff, give offense to, annoy, laughter, slander, add insult to injury, ignominy, discourtesy, pique, exasperate, impertinence, tease, wound, ill-usage, irritate, pain, despite, attack, libel, maltreatment, rudeness, black eye
contempt (part of speech: noun)
ridicule (part of speech: verb)
jesting, mock, abasement burlesque, deprecate, deride, flippancy, quip, gibe, mockery, irony, denigration, sneer, travesty, sneering, humiliation, caricature, ridicule, joke, irreverence, contempt, denigrate, deprecation, derision, burlesque, razz, scorn, disgrace, humiliate, fun, ride, kid, mimic, scoff, jeer, taunt, indignity, roast, jest, rag, shame
disrespect (part of speech: verb)
- To those patriot soldiers the offer was an insult. - "Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution", L. Carroll Judson.
- To get up and go, no matter what the excuse, would have been an insult. - "Edgar Saltus: The Man", Marie Saltus.
- Drop that part of it and to- night I'll insult you and give you a chance to fight. - "Jimmy Kirkland and the Plot for a Pennant", Hugh S. Fullerton.