Definition of affront verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

affront

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//əˈfrʌnt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈfrʌnt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they affront
BrE BrE//əˈfrʌnt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈfrʌnt//
 
he / she / it affronts
BrE BrE//əˈfrʌnts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈfrʌnts//
 
past simple affronted
BrE BrE//əˈfrʌntɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈfrʌntɪd//
 
past participle affronted
BrE BrE//əˈfrʌntɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈfrʌntɪd//
 
-ing form affronting
BrE BrE//əˈfrʌntɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈfrʌntɪŋ//
 
 
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[usually passive] affront somebody/something (formal) to insult or offend somebody He hoped they would not feel affronted if they were not invited. an affronted expression His attitude really affronted her. Word Origin Middle English (as a verb): from Old French afronter ‘to slap in the face, insult’, based on Latin ad frontem ‘to the face’.
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