affront

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Synonyms for affront

Synonyms for affront

to cause resentment or hurt by callous, rude behavior

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

Synonyms for affront

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

treat, mention, or speak to rudely

References in classic literature ?
Lady Russell was extremely sorry that such a measure should have been resorted to at all, wondered, grieved, and feared; and the affront it contained to Anne, in Mrs Clay's being of so much use, while Anne could be of none, was a very sore aggravation.
The jeddak, Bar Comas, who was comparatively young, was the object of the fierce and jealous hatred of his old lieutenant, Dak Kova, the jed who had captured me, and I could not but note the almost studied efforts which the latter made to affront his superior.
For a trader to refuse one of these free and flourishing blades a credit, whatever unpaid scores might stare him in the face, would be a flagrant affront scarcely to be forgiven.
The Emperor, with the agitation of one who has been personally affronted, was finishing with these words:
When, however, the Columbiad was entirely finished, this state of closed doors could no longer be maintained; besides it would have been bad taste, and even imprudence, to affront the public feeling.
These affronts amount to billions of dollars of fraud that impact everyone who pays an insurance premium.
While many people react to such affronts with cynicism, others remain hopelessly gullible.
This didn't help to ameliorate the affronts to taste he staged in his painting.