Definition of 'affront'
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She considered it an intolerable affront to her dignity. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Women are invited to feel particularly affronted. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Some will argue that this is an affront to personal freedom. Times, Sunday Times (2011)And they seem personally affronted if you ask them to clear something up. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It seems an affront to their hospitality. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It was an affront to his dignity and manhood. THE ZANZIBAR CHEST: A Memoir of Love and War (2003)He took it as a personal affront. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He seemed affronted by the implication that he might have to change. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But she was quick to anger when sensing an affront to her dignity. Seminary Boy (2006)And if neglected they seem an affront to the dead. Times, Sunday Times (2011)At present this is not possible and this is an affront to their dignity. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It was very unhelpful in another way in that the vast majority of officers saw it as a personal affront. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The poor do not thank those who bring them gifts in kind which question their capacity and affront their dignity. Thinking the Unthinkable (1994)They seem affronted by the question. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The King was particularly affronted by the medicinal powers claimed for the plant. THE HERBALIST: Nicholas Culpeper Rebel Physician (2004)He felt personally affronted when she didn't change her mind. Times, Sunday Times (2013)If they see you refusing to have the time of your life, they will take it as a personal affront. Times, Sunday Times (2006)How did two years change an historic healthcare reform for the good of all Americans into an affront to personal liberty? Times, Sunday Times (2012)Or make her feel affronted? Times, Sunday Times (2016)These days I rarely phone a friend and often feel vaguely affronted if they ring me. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He added: 'It seems an affront to justice. The Sun (2010)He more likely regarded his father's experience as an affront to family dignity, which it was his duty to repair. My Darling Heriott: Henrietta Luxborough, Poetic Gardener and Irrepressible Exile (2006)
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Translations for 'affront'
British English: affront VERB
If something affronts you, you feel insulted and hurt because of it.
...an incident which particularly affronted him.
British English: affront NOUN
If something is an affront to you, it is an obvious insult to you.
It's an affront to human dignity to keep someone alive like this.
Definition of affront from the Collins English Dictionary
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