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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.


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