Insult In*sult", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Insulted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Insulting}.] [F. insulter, L. insultare, freq. fr. insilire to leap into or upon; pref. in- in, on + salire to leap. See {Salient}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To leap or trample upon; to make a sudden onset upon. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. 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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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