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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

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

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

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

And old affront will stir the heart Through years of rankling pain.
Jean Ingelow

Sooner or later something had to give. But President Bush, faced with the unprecedented affront of 9-11, could not wait to take action. So he had to do what we were capable of doing, and he did it brilliantly.
Alexander Haig
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Affront Translations

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