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Definition of 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.

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

I respect women like Gloria Steinem who paved the way. But when you say 'feminist' now, there is a message that if you are sexy and you acknowledge that part of your personality publicly, then it's somehow an affront to women. And I reject that.
Megyn Kelly

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
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Affront Translations

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