Etymology:[ in-s< ] (verb.) 1540. Latin insultāre (“to jump at, insult”), ultimately from salīre (“to jump”).
Synonyms:abase, abuse, affront, aggravate, annoy, aspersion, black eye, blasphemy, blister, cheap shot, contempt, contumely, curse, cut to the quick, debase, degrade, deride, derision, despite, discourtesy
Antonyms:compliment, flattery, praise, flatter
Tenses:insults, insulting, insulted
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