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Definition of Affront

Affront

  1. To front; to face in position; to meet or encounter face to face.
  2. To face in defiance; to confront; as, to affront death; hence, to meet in hostile encounter.
  3. To offend by some manifestation of disrespect; to insult to the face by demeanor or language; to treat with marked incivility.
  4. An encounter either friendly or hostile.
  5. Contemptuous or rude treatment which excites or justifies resentment; marked disrespect; a purposed indignity; insult.
  6. An offense to one's self-respect; shame.

Affront Quotations

I would like to take you seriously, but to do so would affront your intelligence.
William F. Buckley, Jr.

I would like to take you seriously, but to do so would be an affront to your intelligence.
George Bernard Shaw

Astrology is an aesthetic affront. It cheapens astronomy, like using Beethoven for commercial jingles.
Richard Dawkins

Words without deeds is an affront to the principle that guides our Nation and makes a mockery of the values we as public servants claim to love.
Jon Corzine

It is an affront to treat falsehood with complaisance.
Thomas Paine
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Affront Translations

affront in German is beleidigen, Beleidigung, angreifen
affront in Spanish is afrenta