Pronunciation of Affront
/ɐfɹˈʌnt/, /ɐfɹˈʌnt/, /ɐ_f_ɹ_ˈʌ_n_t/
Antonyms for affront:
Synonyms for affront:
Other synonyms and related words:
cut, annoy, gird, blow, sarcasm, offend, disoblige, anger, jibe, insult, vilification, offense, dishonor, contumely, exasperate, nuisance, scandal, epithet, indignity, tease, provoke, revilement, diss, displease, abuse, dig, vex, barb, pique, slap, dart, kicker, despite, aggravate, shocker, trauma, awakening, revelation, shock, slur, irritate, wound, snub, appal, wrong, outrage, slight, jolt, zinger, brickbat.
Sense 1 (noun)
Sense 2 (noun)
an insult (noun)
insubordination, audacity, rebelliousness, boldness, recalcitrance, insurgency, dissension, counteraction, resistance, obstinacy, confrontation, temerity, insolence, dissent, contravention, defiance, attack, stubbornness.
insult or involve in entanglement (verb)
Usage examples for affront:
- The greater part of the time he seemed unconscious of his companion's presence, but genuinely unconscious, not with the deliberate affront of a pretended indifference. - "The Silent Places", Steward Edward White.
- It seemed to him inconceivable that Arnold Jacks should have suffered this affront. - "The Crown of Life", George Gissing.
- To describe the mountains to southward of Rome would be an insult to nature; to describe a meet would be an affront to civilised readers of the English language. - "Saracinesca", F. Marion Crawford.