insult ( insults plural & 3rd person present) ( insulting present participle) ( insulted past tense & past participle )
The verb is pronounced ɪns^lt. The noun is pronounced ɪns^lt.
1 verb If someone insults you, they say or do something that is rude or offensive.
I did not mean to insult you... V n
insulted adj usu v-link ADJ
I would be a bit insulted if he said anything like that.
2 n-count An insult is a rude remark, or something a person says or does which insults you.
oft N to n
Their behaviour was an insult to the people they represent...
3 You say to add insult to injury when mentioning an action or fact that makes an unfair or unacceptable situation even worse.
add insult to injury phrase V inflects, PHR with cl
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
n abuse, affront, aspersion, contumely, indignity, insolence, offence, outrage, put-down, rudeness, slap in the face (informal) slight, snub
vb abuse, affront, call names, give offence to, injure, miscall (dialect) offend, outrage, put down, revile, slag (off) (slang) slander, slight, snub
, n compliment, flattery, honour
vb flatter, please, praise
English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus
add insult to injury
to further a loss/slight with mockery or indignity; to worsen an unfavorable situation
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