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insult

  

      vb  
1    tr   to treat, mention, or speak to rudely; offend; affront  
2    tr  
Obsolete   to assault; attack  
      n  
3    an offensive or contemptuous remark or action; affront; slight  
4    a person or thing producing the effect of an affront  
some television is an insult to intelligence     
5      (Med)   an injury or trauma  
6    add insult to injury          to make an unfair or unacceptable situation even worse  
     (C16: from Latin insultare to jump upon, from in-2 + saltare to jump)  
  insulter      n  
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insult  
      vb  
1    tr   to treat, mention, or speak to rudely; offend; affront  
2    tr  
Obsolete   to assault; attack  
      n  
3    an offensive or contemptuous remark or action; affront; slight  
4    a person or thing producing the effect of an affront  
some television is an insult to intelligence     
5      (Med)   an injury or trauma  
6    add insult to injury   to make an unfair or unacceptable situation even worse  
     (C16: from Latin insultare to jump upon, from in-2 + saltare to jump)  
  insulter      n  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  

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insult

  
1   
      n   abuse, affront, aspersion, contumely, indignity, insolence, offence, outrage, put-down, rudeness, slap in the face     (informal)   slight, snub  
2   
      vb   abuse, affront, call names, give offence to, injure, miscall     (dialect)   offend, outrage, put down, revile, slag (off)     (slang)   slander, slight, snub  
  
Antonyms     
,       n   compliment, flattery, honour  
      vb   flatter, please, praise  

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add insult to injury id.
to further a loss/slight with mockery or indignity; to worsen an unfavorable situation
Ex: She was told she was too old for the job and, to add insult to injury, she was suggested to think about retiring

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v.
add new material to or regularly update a blog ; write about an activity, event, situation, topic, etc. in a blog
It's about a fortnight since I last blogged / Her world tour is a great adventure, and the best thing is that you can tag along with her because she is blogging her trip in near-live time
n.
money that is paid because someone suffered from a loss of what they own (such as injury)
When you are responsible for someone's serious injury, I think you should pay compensation to that person.
n.
money paid to someone because they have suffered injury or loss, or because what they own has been damaged
[US] She received a compensation from the government for the damage caused to her property.
det.
Cybertort is a willful act done by a person on internet that may cause legal injuries to virtual identity or virtual property of a person in cyberspace
[Leg.];[Tech.] cyber defamation is Cybertort
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