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



BrE BrE//əˈfrʌnt//
; NAmE NAmE//əˈfrʌnt//
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[usually singular] affront (to somebody/something) a remark or an action that insults or offends somebody/something His speech was an affront to many in the local community. This remark caused affront to many people. Word OriginMiddle 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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