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insult

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Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] insultare (to jump at), from salire (to jump)

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to insult

Third person singular
-

Simple past
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Past participle
-

Present participle
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to insult (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To offend someone by being rude, insensitive or insolent
  2. (transitive) To demean or affront

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Noun

Singular
insult

Plural
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insult ({{{1}}})
  1. An action or form of speech deliberately intended to be rude.
  2. Anything that causes offence/offense by being of an unacceptable quality.
    The way the orchestra performed tonight was an insult to my ears.

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