affronter

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

affront +‎ -er

NounEdit

affronter (plural affronters)

  1. Someone who affronts.
  2. One who receives an affront.
    • 1833, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, England and the English
      the affront given, out at once go affronter and affrontee

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French afronter (to face; to confront; to slap in the face), either a French derivation a- +‎ front +‎ -er, or an inheritance from an unattested Vulgar Latin *affrontāre (to strike against), from Latin ad + frontem. Compare Italian affrontare.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /a.fʁɔ̃.te/
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VerbEdit

affronter

  1. to confront, face
    • 2018, Zaz, Résigne-moi
      Je rêve de plus me juger, car la vie me montre ce que je dois affronter.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  2. (reflexive) to face off, to clash

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NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French afronter (to face; to confront; to slap in the face), either a derivation a- +‎ front +‎ -er, or an inheritance from an unattested Vulgar Latin *affrontāre (to strike against), from Latin ad + frontem.

VerbEdit

affronter

  1. (Jersey) to face; to confront