insult insult  /ɪn ˈsəlt/


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


  1. Henry refused to respond to the insult via the press, expecting that football authorities would seize the affair to decry racism in the sport.
  2. This week still another insult was forthcoming.
  3. The result was the English version of the Cadillac Cimarron, a tarted-up insult to a once-proud marque and a financial disaster for the company.


  1. Gene Wilder Says Willy Wonka Remake Was An Insult

    Gene Wilder made a rare public appearance last week at the 92nd Street Y, telling an audience that he thought Tim Burton's remake of the classic "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" was an insult . Read more...        
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Gawker

  2. Melissa McCarthy responds at last to 'tractor-sized' insult

    By GABRIELLE LEVY, Melissa McCarthy waited five months to respond to personal insults from movie critic Rex Reed, and when she did, she stuck firmly to the high road.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: UPI

  3. Original ‘Willy Wonka’ Calls Tim Burton Remake ‘An Insult’

    Gene Wilder, the star of the 1971 film Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, made a rare public appearance in New York on Thursday night during which he slammed the 2005 Tim Burton remake of the classic film. The remake, titled Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (same as the Roald Dahl book both films are based on), starred [...] Original ‘Willy Wonka’ Calls Tim Burton Remake ‘An Insult’ is a post ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Inquisitr

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  1. He said that it was "not based on any difference in policy" or "any sense of personal insult," but on his judgment that Gen. McChrystal had not upheld "the standard that should be set by a commanding general."
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Washington Post

  2. "Patrice received a grave insult from a member of Chelsea's staff," Tevez said. "He demanded an explanation and these men just wanted to attack Patrice.
    on Apr 28, 2008 By: Carlos Tevez Source:

  3. "Everybody pooh-poohs it," Specter said of the investigation. "It's ridiculous to make that kind of contention. That sequence is incomprehensible. It's an insult to the intelligence of the people who follow it. They owe the public a lot more...
    on Feb 12, 2008 By: Arlen Specter Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

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