Synonyms for insult

Synonyms for (noun) insult

Synonyms: insult, affront

Definition: a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect

Usage: turning his back on me was a deliberate insult

Similar words: discourtesy, offence, offense, offensive activity

Definition: a lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others


Synonyms: contumely, abuse, vilification, revilement, insult

Definition: a rude expression intended to offend or hurt

Usage: when a student made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse; they yelled insults at the visiting team

Similar words: discourtesy, disrespect

Definition: an expression of lack of respect

Synonyms for (verb) insult

Synonyms: affront, diss, insult

Definition: treat, mention, or speak to rudely

Usage: He insulted her with his rude remarks; the student who had betrayed his classmate was dissed by everyone

Similar words: bruise, hurt, injure, offend, wound, spite

Definition: hurt the feelings of

Usage: She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests; This remark really bruised my ego