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Definition of insult noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  •  a remark or an action that is said or done in order to offend someone The crowd was shouting insults at the police. insult to somebody/something His comments were seen as an insult to the president. The questions were an insult to our intelligence (= too easy).
  • Idioms
    add insult to injury
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    to make a bad relationship with someone worse by offending them even more
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: insult

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