affront affront  /əf ˈrənt/


  1. (n) a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect
  2. (v) treat, mention, or speak to rudely



  1. Porn doesn't affront contemporary community standards.
  2. He may be an affront to the local establishment, but he has a real feel for populist discontent and the ability to turn that inchoate unhappiness into a potent political force.
  3. The new plan might ease the affront, but even its proponents did not argue that it would admit more than a sprinkling of non-Europeans into the Highlands.


  1. Turkish lawyers join the protest fray, angry at rough treatment

    Lawyers call police action against their colleagues an affront to Turkey's judicial system as protests rage in Istanbul
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CBS News

  2. Under the Knife: Derek Jeter, Ryan Braun, Matt Kemp and More MLB Injury Notes

    There's not a fan out there that hasn't raged against injuries to his team. Fantasy players are worse, to the point of narcissism. When Felix Hernandez or Derek Jeter or half the Dodgers team goes down, they take it as a personal affront and wonder where their engraved invitation went that informed them. By definition, injuries are in large part random.  The Holy Grail of injury analysis is ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report


  1. "The gathering of Holocaust deniers in Tehran is an affront to the entire civilized world, as well as to the traditional Iranian values of tolerance and mutual respect," White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said. "The United States will...
    on Dec 12, 2006 By: Dana Perino Source: Washington Post

  2. "To have the leader of the greatest state sponsor of terrorism in the world visit the site of the most heinous terrorist attack on America would be an affront to the victims and families of 9/11 and to all who lived through that day," said...
    on Sep 20, 2007 By: Abraham Foxman Source: Forbes

  3. CERNOBBIO, Italy: Vice President Dick Cheney says Russia's actions in the conflict with Georgia are an "affront to civilized standards."
    on Sep 6, 2008 By: Vice President Dick Cheney Source: International Herald Tribune

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