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An open or intentional offense, slight, or insult

Such behavior is an affront to society.

To meet or encounter face to face
To meet defiantly; to confront
To insult intentionally, especially openly
A hostile encounter or meeting
an open insult or indignity
{n} an insult, wrong, disgrace
{v} to provoke, insult, offend
a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of an affront; "turning his back on me was a deliberate insult"
treat, mention, or speak to rudely; "He insulted her with his rude remarks"; "the student who had betrayed his classmate was dissed by everyone"
An encounter either friendly or hostile
If something affronts you, you feel insulted and hurt because of it. an incident which particularly affronted Kasparov. + affronted af·front·ed He pretended to be affronted, but inwardly he was pleased
{f} insult, offend, slight, outrage
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 = insult. to offend or insult someone, especially by not showing respect (afronter, from affrontare , from ad- + frons ). a remark or action that offends or insults someone affront to
Contemptuous or rude treatment which excites or justifies resentment; marked disrespect; a purposed indignity; insult
To insult intentionally, especially openly. See Synonyms at offend
{i} insult, offense
To offend by some manifestation of disrespect; to insult to the face by demeanor or language; to treat with marked incivility
To face in defiance; to confront; as, to affront death; hence, to meet in hostile encounter
An offense to one's self-respect; shame
To front; to face in position; to meet or encounter face to face
{a} offended, insulted, used ill
{a} causing affront, provoking
past of affront
treated with insolent and rude language especially openly and intentionally
present participle of affront
plural of affront
third-person singular of affront