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affront

 
 
pronunciation:
fruhnt
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: something that is said or done on purpose to be rude or mean.
I considered it an affront when he called me a baby.
synonyms:
barb, insult
similar words:
abuse, dig, offense, ridicule, scorn, slight
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: affronts, affronting, affronted
definition: to say or do something mean to on purpose.
The boy affronted the girl by pulling her hair.
synonyms:
abuse, assault, insult, scorn
similar words:
damage, degrade, denounce, disgrace, harm, humiliate, hurt, injure, malign, mock, offend, ridicule, slander, slight, wound, wrong
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The word affront contains the following part:
af- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix af- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad- used before roots beginning with "f," such as fil1 and fix. See ad-.