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Definition of Insulting


  1. of Insult
  2. Containing, or characterized by, insult or abuse; tending to insult or affront; as, insulting language, treatment, etc.

Insulting Quotations

To like an individual because he's black is just as insulting as to dislike him because he isn't white.
e. e. cummings

No word is absolutely wrong or dirty or insulting. It all depends upon context and intention.
Janet Jackson

Obama has been perhaps the most partisan President since Truman. He hasn't learned to be civil - note his insulting speech to Paul Ryan, who did us the courtesy of scoring a budget. The president has to talk to Republicans when it comes to the debt ceiling. He has reached the debt ceiling before anyone expected.
Grover Norquist

It is not he who reviles or strikes you who insults you, but your opinion that these things are insulting.

Everything has added up to a load that I'm getting tired of carrying. It's gotten so complicated. It's the three failed marriages, and having kids that grew up without me, and it's the personal criticism, of being Mr. Nice Guy, or of divorcing my wife by fax, all that stuff, the journalism, some of which I find insulting.
Phil Collins
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Insulting Translations

insulting in French is agonissant, insultant
insulting in German is beschimpfend
insulting in Spanish is insultante
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