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