Definition of Insults

1. Noun. (plural of insult) ¹



2. Verb. (third-person singular of insult) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Insults

1. insult [v] - See also: insult

Lexicographical Neighbors of Insults

insultable
insultathon
insultathons
insultation
insultations
insulted
insulter
insulters
insulteth
insulting
insultingly
insultingness
insultive
insultment
insultments
insults (current term)
insulysin
insuperabilities
insuperability
insuperable
insuperableness
insuperably
insupportable
insupportableness
insupportably
insupposable
insuppressible
insuppressive
insurabilities
insurability

Literary usage of Insults

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

1. The Life of Benvenuto Cellini by Benvenuto Cellini, John Addington Symonds (1889)
"The affronts and insults I received made me have recourse to the King, begging his Majesty to establish me in some other place. He answered : " Who are you, ..."

2. A History of the Inquisition of Spain by Henry Charles Lea (1907)
"Allusion has already been made to the invasion of episcopal jurisdiction by the assumption of the Inquisition that outrages or insults offered to sacred ..."

3. The History of the Virginia Federal Convention of 1788 by Hugh Blair Grigsby (1890)
"As to insults offered to the laws, I know of none. ... Cannot redress be had here for personal insults or injuries, as well as in any part of the world ? ..."

4. Young India: An Interpretation and a History of the Nationalist Movement by Lajpat Rai (1916)
"Gross insults to Indians. " That intense Anglo-Saxon spirit of self-approbation which is unpleasantly perceptible in England itself, and is so often ..."

5. The Old and New Testament Connected in the History of the Jews and by Humphrey Prideaux (1845)
"... to secure Jerusalem from all insults from that quarter,1 he fortified ... and secure those that went up thither to worship from all future insults that ..."

6. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1889)
"She was so heavily weighted with debt that the twenty thousand marks with which the Londoners atoned for their insults had to be sent abroad for her ..."

7. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1887)
"... and, during :it least four months, Alexandria was exposed to the insults of a licentious army, stimulated by the ecclesiastics of an hostile faction. ..."

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