Definition of Insulting

1. Adjective. Expressing extreme contempt.




Definition of Insulting

1. a. Containing, or characterized by, insult or abuse; tending to insult or affront; as, insulting language, treatment, etc.

Definition of Insulting

1. Adjective. Containing insult, or having the intention of insulting. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of insult) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Insulting

1. insult [v] - See also: insult

Lexicographical Neighbors of Insulting

insuloma
insulous
insulse
insulsity
insult
insult to injury
insultable
insultathon
insultathons
insultation
insultations
insulted
insulter
insulters
insulteth
insulting
insultingly
insultingness
insultive
insultment
insultments
insults
insulysin
insuperabilities
insuperability
insuperable
insuperableness
insuperably
insupportable
insupportableness

Literary usage of Insulting

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Treatise on the Law of Crimes by William Lawrence Clark, William Lawrence Marshall, Herschel Bouton Lazell (1905)
"It is well settled, as a general rule, that no words of reproach or contemptuous gestures, however insulting, will constitute sufficient provocation to ..."

2. The Works of the Right Honorable Edmund Burke by Edmund Burke (1866)
"manner the most harsh, insulting, and despotic, as if to provoke that prince to ... That, these violent and insulting measures failing to provoke the Rajah, ..."

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