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  1. taking an action that is offensive to someone else and is likely to cause embarrassment for them
  2. confronting other people in a way that is demeaning and harmful (adding insult to injury)
  3. approaching someone with a piece of criticism or negative comment whether serious or sarcastic in nature
  4. a person (you or someone else) taking sexual liberties with one who resents or disapproves of their behavior, your reaction to someone who is making sexual overtures that you consider an insult
  5. your own or another person's tendency to release emotions without considering the effect they may have upon others
  6. perhaps a call to examine your emotional outbursts to determine if they affront or insult someone unduly


affronts, affronted, affronting

Related terms

insult, impugn, offend, criticize, upset