See also: Affront
- To insult intentionally, especially openly.
- How can anyone imagine that the fathers would have dared to affront the wife of Aurelius?
- To meet defiantly; to confront.
- to affront death
- 1978, Lawrence Durrell, Livia, Faber & Faber 1992 (Avignon Quintet), p. 436:
- Avignon was beginning to settle down for the night – that long painful stretch of time which must somehow be affronted.
- (obsolete) To meet or encounter face to face.
- All the sea-coasts do affront the Levant.
- That he, as 'twere by accident, may here / Affront Ophelia.
- See also Thesaurus:offend
to insult intentionally, especially openly
to meet defiantly; confront
to meet or encounter face to face
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affront (plural affronts)
- An open or intentional offense, slight, or insult.
Such behavior is an affront to society.
- (obsolete) A hostile encounter or meeting.
- See also Thesaurus:offense
open or intentional offense, slight, or insult
hostile encounter or meeting
affront m (plural affronts)
- “affront” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).