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Synonyms for insult

Synonyms for insult

to cause resentment or hurt by callous, rude behavior

an act that offends a person's sense of pride or dignity

an instance of mockery or derision

Synonyms for insult

a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect

treat, mention, or speak to rudely

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What adds insult to injury, is that the leader of the council only has to look out of his window from the fire station he works in to see the mess.
"To make a victim of crime wait for three years to receive compensation simply adds insult to injury," said Mr Hines, who started up the group after the murder of his daughter 14 years ago.
To lose any horse is a distressing experience-to have to suffer the indignity of reading such childlike comments adds insult to injury.
The committee said in a report the bonuses were "a gesture which adds insult to injury for long-suffering passengers".
Fitting up Ms Kelly is bad enough, but giving her a Hitler moustache adds insult to injury.