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  • adj. Containing insult, or having the intention of insulting.
  • v. Present participle of insult.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Containing, or characterized by, insult or abuse; tending to insult or affront

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Attacking; injurious.
  • Containing or inflicting insult; derogatory or abusive: as, insulting language.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. expressing extreme contempt


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  • I am not insulting her, I'm not _insulting_ her: I merely order her out of the house.

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  • Parliament's joint human rights committee has called for the removal of the word "insulting" to raise the threshold of the offence, citing a case in which a teenager was arrested for calling Scientology a cult.

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  • Republican leaders on Wednesday accused Jim Messina, campaign manager for President Barack Obama, of repeating what they characterized as insulting and insensitive jokes about the Latino community, after he quoted the last sentence of a column by Washington Post's Dana Millbank on a tweet.

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  • He says he ' s used to what he calls insulting remarks.

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  • The project ' s high-profile architect — Tom Kundig of Seattle firm Olson Kundig, known for his steel, concrete and glass homes that expose the guts of their construction — says he ' s used to what he calls insulting remarks.

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  • BLITZER: The Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is taking some fire from Republicans for what they call insulting comments he made about two top U.S. military leaders.

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  • The Azanian Students 'Movement on Thursday vowed to disrupt what it called insulting festivities on Youth Day, saying the June

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  • Stung to the quick by what he called the insulting remarks of his daughter, he had stimulated the zeal of his valet; and that artist had evidently surpassed himself in the arrangement of the hair, and especially in the complexion.

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  • Hmmm. I don't know the real story, I am guesing that is the reason for what you refer to as insulting replies.

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  • To call this accusation insulting is to woefully under-describe it.

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