Adjective "affronted" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


An action or remark that causes outrage or offence.
  1. 'the sackings were an affront to justice'
  2. 'We weren't the least bit insulted at such an affront to our then easy going, leisurely ways.'
  3. 'Articles of this sort are an affront to those who died.'
  4. 'His ideas are obviously foolish, easily disproved, an affront to any reasoning person.'
  5. 'Excluding an individual on the basis of marital status or sexual orientation is an affront to that person's dignity.'
  6. 'All, however, recognized that it was an affront to academic freedom and a violation of faculty autonomy.'
  7. 'His no-show for any reason other than a personal trauma is a disgrace and an affront to local democracy.'
  8. 'Limits upon personal freedom and choice are an affront to all that is sacred.'
  9. 'It was an affront to the English language and an offence against all educated people.'
  10. 'It is an affront to normal, decent, peace-abiding people of the civilised world.'
  11. 'It is an affront to anyone with any sense of human dignity and common decency, regardless of where they stand on the issue.'


Offend the modesty or values of.
  1. 'She thought maybe the shocked silence that followed affronted Lily more than any response would have.'
  2. '‘It's actually a caramel mocha, to be precise,’ she corrected, looking rather affronted by my attitude.'
  3. 'It wasn't bad quality football that I feared, but the vocal opinions of those affronted by coverage of women playing a ‘man's’ game.'
  4. 'Many are even infuriated and feel affronted by these results.'
  5. 'He was genuinely affronted and mystified I'd not done this.'
  6. 'They are extremely affronted if their presence is in any way demeaned or overlooked.'
  7. 'They would be affronted if they were accused of not having ‘the vaguest contact’ with modernity.'
  8. 'Jack spun round, affronted by this assault on his dignity.'
  9. '‘You were affronted when you were hit and decided to exact revenge,’ the Judge told him.'
  10. 'Her expression was slightly affronted, slightly embarrassed as she opened her mouth to refute his suggestion.'

More definitions

1. a personally offensive act or word; deliberate act or display of disrespect; intentional slight; insult: an affront to the king.

2. an offense to one's dignity or self-respect. verb (used with object)

3. to offend by an open manifestation of disrespect or insolence: His speech affronted all of us.

4. to make ashamed or confused; embarrass.

5. Archaic. to front; face; look on.

6. Obsolete. to meet or encounter face to face; confront.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be affronted."

"venoms can be affronted."

"silences can be affronted."

"retorts can be affronted."

"rainbows can be affronted."

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(affront)Middle English (as a verb): from Old French afronter ‘to slap in the face, insult’, based on Latin ad frontem ‘to the face’.