Affronted
Affront Af*front", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Affronted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Affronting}.] [OF. afronter, F. affronter, to confront, LL. affrontare to strike against, fr. L. ad + frons forehead, front. See {Front}.] 1. To front; to face in position; to meet or encounter face to face. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

All the sea-coasts do affront the Levant. --Holland. [1913 Webster]

That he, as 't were by accident, may here Affront Ophelia. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To face in defiance; to confront; as, to affront death; hence, to meet in hostile encounter. [Archaic] [1913 Webster]

3. To offend by some manifestation of disrespect; to insult to the face by demeanor or language; to treat with marked incivility. [1913 Webster]

How can any one imagine that the fathers would have dared to affront the wife of Aurelius? --Addison. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To insult; abuse; outrage; wound; illtreat; slight; defy; offend; provoke; pique; nettle. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • af|front´er — af|front «uh FRUHNT», noun, verb. –n. 1. a word or act intended to show disrespect or contempt; open insult: »To be called a coward is an affront. SYNONYM(S): See syn. under insult. (Cf. ↑insult) 2. a slight or injury to one s dignity. SYNONYM(S) …   Useful english dictionary

  • af|front — «uh FRUHNT», noun, verb. –n. 1. a word or act intended to show disrespect or contempt; open insult: »To be called a coward is an affront. SYNONYM(S): See syn. under insult. (Cf. ↑insult) 2. a slight or injury to one s dignity. SYNONYM(S):… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Affront — Af*front , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Affronted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Affronting}.] [OF. afronter, F. affronter, to confront, LL. affrontare to strike against, fr. L. ad + frons forehead, front. See {Front}.] 1. To front; to face in position; to meet or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Affronting — Affront Af*front , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Affronted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Affronting}.] [OF. afronter, F. affronter, to confront, LL. affrontare to strike against, fr. L. ad + frons forehead, front. See {Front}.] 1. To front; to face in position; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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