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Think for thyself one good idea, but known to be thine own, is better than a thousand gleaned from fields by others sown.Alexander Wilson
- (verb) enPR: ĭnsŭlt', IPA: /ɪnˈsʌlt/, SAMPA: /In"sVlt/
- (noun) enPR: ĭn'sŭlt, IPA: /ˈɪn.sʌlt/, SAMPA: "In.sVlt/
- Rhymes: -ʌlt
Third person singular
- (transitive) To offend someone by being rude, insensitive or insolent
- (transitive) To demean or affront
- An action or form of speech deliberately intended to be rude.
- Anything that causes offence/offense by being of an unacceptable quality.
- The way the orchestra performed tonight was an insult to my ears.
- (deliberatedly intended to be rude): abuse (uncountable), affront, offence (UK)/offense (US), slight
- (thing causing offence by being of unacceptable quality): disgrace, outrage
action or speech deliberately intended to be rude
anything that causes offence/offense by being of an unacceptable quality
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- Spanish: ofensa f.
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