Affrontiveness Af*front"ive*ness ([a^]f*fr[u^]nt"[i^]v*n[e^]s), n. The quality that gives an affront or offense. [R.] --Bailey. [1913 Webster]

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  • affrontiveness — noun The state or quality of being affrontive …   Wiktionary

  • affrontiveness — aˈffrontiveness ?Obs. 0 [f. prec. + ness.] The quality of being affrontive; personal insolence. in Bailey; whence in Ash, Todd, etc …   Useful english dictionary

  • affrontive — affrontiveness, n. /euh frun tiv/, adj. Archaic. insulting; offensive. [1650 60; AFFRONT + IVE] * * * …   Universalium

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