[ US /əˈfɹənt/ ]
[ UK /ɐfɹˈʌnt/ ]
[ UK /ɐfɹˈʌnt/ ]
treat, mention, or speak to rudely
the student who had betrayed his classmate was dissed by everyone
He insulted her with his rude remarks
a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect
turning his back on me was a deliberate insult
How To Use affront In A Sentence
- This answer, you'll see by the enclosed news paper, was unanimously voted to be not satisfactory to the Town, and the next day, on Mr. Hutchinson's sending into the Town Meeting an answer of the same purport, both his and ours were voted to be daringly affrontive to the Tea Leaves Being a Collection of Letters and Documents relating to the shipment of Tea to the American Colonies in the year 1773, by the East India Tea Company. (With an introduction, notes, and biographical notices of the Boston Tea Party)
- The King was particularly affronted by the medicinal powers claimed for the plant. THE HERBALIST: Nicholas Culpeper Rebel Physician
- His ideas are obviously foolish, easily disproved, an affront to any reasoning person.
- We are confused, bemused and affronted. Times, Sunday Times
- How can you stomach their affronts?
- A president affronting the leadership of the church, and blithely threatening its great institutions? A Battle the President Can't Win
- She felt that his behaviour was an affront to her dignity as a human being.
- Provocatively mingy tax cuts seem to have caused black affront on a scale to surprise even the Nats.
- His speech was an affront to all decent members of the community.
- The conduct that has come to light is an insult to the people, and an affront to the most basic standards of morality and decency.